The Submit Button

The Submit Button

The legendary Submit Button is a 50 by 100 cm large-scale real-life model of his virtual counterpart used since

(with Internet Explorer 4).

It can be hung to a wall and because it consists of foam material it also can be pressed. It was a contribution to the group exhibition

at Merz Akademie Stuttgart in November 2003 which celebrated the first ten years of world wide web and was memorializing the web's first user generation. During the show the Submit Button was spotlighted from the upper left so that its upper levels got brighter and the lower levels darker.

The real Submit Button was produced by

from Reutlingen, a superb Swabian maker of mattresses and foam materials of all kind.

Since then time has passed and the Submit Button for example was hung to walls at

(see video above), in Chaos Computer Club Headquarters in 2007, at Tacheles Berlin in 2008. Lately it was featured in the
published by Olia Lialina (see video above) and Dragan Espenschied. Currently the Submit Button rests in my kitchen.

Merz Akademie Stuttgart (pics by Valeska Bührer)
Merz Akademie Stuttgart (pics by johannes p osterhoff)
Merz Akademie Stuttgart (various pics)
EMAF Osnabrück, Pt. One (pics by Mark Grimm)
EMAF Osnabrück, Pt. Two (pics by johannes p osterhoff)
Update: A selection of all pics at a big 2.0 image distributor.

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