2009 Net Art Programme: Guthrie Lonergan - Groundhog Day

2009 Net Art Programme: Guthrie Lonergan - Groundhog Day


Lonergan works his way through each day of the film Groundhog Day, giving a slideshow commentary that is not quite from the point of view of its lead character Bill Murray. Riffing on the popular film using its own narrative device, it becomes a bootleg cover version that underlines the film’s ubiquity in popular consciousness – ‘groundhog day’ being a stand-in term for repetition in common conversation. The dry-humored, hypnotic piece highlights the banal in the blog genre.

Guthrie Lonergan is an artist/Internet user based in Hollywood, California. His work has been exhibited at the New Museum in New York, the Venice Biennale, and the Sundance Film Festival, and written about in Artforum, Rhizome.org and The Wall Street Journal. He is a co-founder of the Nasty Nets Internet Surfing Club. All of his work is on http://www.theageofmammals.com.

Groundhog Day is a commissioned artwork as part of the AND Online Programme titled From Now On This Blog is Going to Be.... Full programme information here

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