Piderman was exhibited in
August, 2011 at Commonwealth & Council with Math Bass in a two
person show titled G.L.O.W. (Grab Lunch Or Whatever).
Mariah Garnett’s Piderman gives physical shape to an internet meme. In
this 10 second looping 16mm strip of film, dancer and choreographer
Andrew Wojtal performs a series of moves originally conceived of by a
nameless software designer and performed by an animated Spiderman on
youtube. The work is a gesture of alchemical projection where a body is
gently eased out of the metonymic space of the internet and into our
physical world by stages. Underlying this gesture is the fear that our
bodies, once transformed into data, can never fully be recovered.
Piderman is a pre-emptive experiment in re-appropriating them.
It was also exhibited at the 2012 Art Los Angeles Contemporary Fair and as part of "Fuel For The Fire" at A Temporary Space, organized by Dawn Kasper in collaboration with Jay Sanders and David Zwirner. The photographs were included in Cirrus Gallery's "Once Emerging, Now Emerging: Open Network" and Pacific Standard Time "00.00 [RESET]" at human resources.