This is a live-streamed video of a Raspberry Pi running a script that finds, downloads and plays YouTube videos with ‘slime’ in the title, never the same one twice. The screen and Pi too are being covered in slime. The work within the exhibition uses the phenomenon of the on/offline slime craze to explore what it means to have a mediated tactile experience. The creation and spread of slime online, uploaded, downloaded, shared, reformatted, reformed, re-edited and recipes changed. Is our obsession with slime connected with the universality of tangible tactile experiences? Therapeutic pleasure that makes you ask ‘why is this so satisfying’? Within the online exhibition space of isithisit? can cult value transform into exhibition value and bring distraction into contemplation?
Curated by Compiler in collaboration with Orange