Are you ashamed of the fact that, more often than not, you end up spending your Friday nights binging on cat videos on YouTube, instead of doing something cultured or intellectual?
Do you often find yourself embroiled in conversations about art exhibits and museum displays, with nothing to contribute?
Well, it’s time for you to get off that couch and out the door, all the way to the Museum of the Moving Image, where you can do something new, something different, something smart that you can brag to your friends about.
Like watching cat videos. On a really big screen, complete with commentary. About cat videos.
It may seem frivolous and a little bizarre, but this New York-based museum has latched onto a significant (whether the intelligentsia wish to admit it or not) phenomenon of contemporary culture: the kitty cavalcade. What’s the appeal? Why the obsession? “How Cats Took Over The Internet” will tackle these questions, and more.
Debuting on August 7th, the exhibition will offer a “critical look at the phenomenon of cats online and how they have transfixed a generation of web users.”
Which could be rather enlightening, if we aren’t, you know, completely absorbed by the endless loop of cat videos.
There will be interactive stations where visitors will be able “ to experiment with creating their own lolcats and to contribute their favorite cat photos, GIFs, and videos to the exhibition.”
But why wait? Here’s some of the stuff we hope to see at “How Cats Took Over The Internet,” and its inevitable follow-up, “How Cats Took Over The Museums, The Media, And Your Mom.”
It's party time.
Banner image credit: flickr @ wackyvorlon