Platform Parasite

The Exhibition is in Transit vol. 1 : Cosmos Carl



Cosmos Carl - Platform Parasite is an online platform that hosts nothing but links provided by artists, writers, thinkers and curators. Be it encrypted, inside an archive, available through open source software, live-streamed, downloadable, in a webshop, on the dark web, or on street view, the CC work, although on public display, is directly accessible through the hyperlinks displayed on the website.

CC encourages artists to reclaim (commercial) online platforms to produce and display their art. This means that the work is displayed on a website that is neither designed nor hosted by the artist.

The fact that the work is made on an existing online platform implies that visitors may stumble upon it, not necessarily viewing it as art.

Examples of platforms explored:,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and many more.

* CC is run by Frederique Pisuisse & Saemundur Thor Helgason

** Typeface of CC: 'Cosmos Skrift' by Gnax Type

The Exhibition is in Transit vol.1 features contributions from Cédric Fauq, Cosmos Carl, Jaakko Pallasvuo, Jade Foster, Martí Manen, P*D*A*, Tal Gilad and Winnie Herbstein.

The Exhibition is in Transit vol.1 - in partnership with:


Reflecting on... "The Curatorial", Contact Zones and Rafts

Reflecting on... : Joe Rowley


Reflecting on... Community Cinema

Reflecting on... : Giulia Busetti


Reflecting on... Whiteness and Art

Reflecting on... : Hanna Skoglar


Reflecting on... Ukeles and Antibodies

Reflecting on... : Joe Rowley

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