In Real Time, In Real Life

March 28th 4pm—8pm Eastern Time

ASDF occupied Capricious Space as part of ‘IN REAL LIFE‘ During the 4 hour physical occupation an exhibition of 48 artists concurrently existed online on this page (an exhibition exhibited in an exhibition). Each piece in our show was available for view and download for a duration of exactly 5 minutes. After the 5 minutes, the next piece overwrote what had just been available. Each downloadable file was sized to print so that you can materialize the exhibition yourself. At the end of the 4 hour residency all original files were deleted. The downloaded files will be the only existing digital remnants of our exhibition.

Mylinh was in Capricious Space uploading the files (while broadcasting her desktop live at IRL’s site). She also printed and physically installed the show in the gallery. David chatted with her live from Chicago, while downloading, printing and installing the show in Golden Age.

Click here for the complete IN REAL TIME works list. 

Click here for the cover of the IN REAL TIME catalogue. The catalogue can be made by compiling all of the downloaded pdfs, printing them on 8.5″x11″ pieces of paper, sequencing them in chronological order, and binding them on the left margin as designated on the cover.


Marya Alford, Marijke Appelman, Chris Austin, Michael G. Bauer, bffa3ae, Paul Branca, Marco Kane Braunschweiler, Martin John Callanan, Joshua Kit Clayton, Ginny Cook, Ken Ehrlich, eteam, Maja Fink, Lukas Geronimas, Emilie Halpern, Zach Houston, Marie Jager, Avalon Kalin, Adam Katz & Julia Sherman, Alex Klein, Margot Quan Knight, Anouk Kruithof, Leslie Kuo, Laurel Kurtz, Lindsay Ljungkull, Guthrie Lonergan, Emily Mast, Ye Rin Mok, Mira O’Brien, Graham Parker, Tony Papin, John Pena, Lucy Raven, Sumi Ink Club, Jennifer Delos Reyes, David Rothenberg, Kim Schoen, John Sisley, Jim Skuldt, Michael Smoler, Jessica Sowls, Tamara Sussman, Martine Syms, Cody Trepte, Penelope Umbrico, Jessica Williams, Eric Zimmerman.