NEoN Digital Arts Archive

Two children interacting with a seller


IDPW (Japan)

In response to the call sent out in October, creatives across Scotland are busy making stuff to buy, sell and trade at Dundee’s first Internet Yami-ichi (or Black Market) put together in partnership with Dundeemakerspace. Led by Toyko-based artists group IDPW (I.D. Password, affectionately known as “I pass”, a loose collective of 10-some members famous for making the “Whatever Button” which won the “New Face” award at the 17th Japan Media Arts Festival in 2012), the Yami-Ichi is a flea market for buying and selling ‘internet-ish’ stuff – materialising the internet’s goods and services in real space. It’s up to you to interpret the “-ish” part, past items sold have included glitch embroidery, apps rejected by Apple, Internet Panties, Internet flavoured tea, lost memes and actual SPAM mail. The word ‘Yami’ has a double meaning, both ‘dark’ and addicted to, so if you’re addicted to the internet, this market is for you.

Venue: Bonar Hall
Where: Tay Square, DD1 1PB
When: Saturday 14th November
Time: 2pm – 6pm