YTAND (You’re the Artist Now, Dawg!): A Digital Minimalism Exhibition Curated by Patrick Lichty: User-driven viral media sites such as YTMND.com have created a form of “internet - native” aesthetics that also seen on sites like deviantart.com, 4chan.org, and many others, that have inspired New Media artists like Marisa Olson, Jon Satrom, JonCates and Cory Arcangel to create forms such as “dirt style” and “glitch”.
As the YTMND.com site states, a “YTMND” is: A page(s) featuring a juxtaposition of a single image, optionally animated or tiled, along with large zooming text and a looping sound file. YTMND is also the general term used to describe any such site. (from ytmnd.com)
A YTMND, as a potential net.artform, is a highly formal/minimal structure, and it is through this format that the curator is inviting artists to create their own pages as exploration of digitally minimal forms. Continue reading