17:00 | FRIDAY 7. 12. 2012 | Corpus Christi Chapel
The subject of Dullaart's tireless and playful critical reflection is the specific visual language of the Internet and its processes hidden in the background. Within the presentation of his work he will inter alia introduce, among other things, the brand new works he created immediately before PAF during his residential stay in China.
Many contemporary net artists openly admit that they live on the Internet almost physically. When encountering Constant Dullaart's work it becomes immediately obvious that such statements are absolutely legitimate, but they refer to a much wider spectrum of human beings than only a small number of net artists, freaks and nerds.
Getting into the Internet and digital world of new technologies and their devices, making life easier in an aesthetic sense, is often unintentional and often shows itself even in our "offline" activities. Its extrapolation by means of netart gestures then warns us about mechanisms which we usually do not realize. It points out our careless attitude to the tools at our disposable, and our lack of understanding of the related risks. It also shows that the logic and aesthetics of the Internet very closely influence our perception of reality and our self-presentation; and how we not only became acclimatized to the Internet, but that we even grew with it. This fact is declared in the cognitive reactions against Dullaart's work transmitting significant visual elements of the Internet medium into physical space. For many people they represent a frosty revelation which is, however, mediated in a playful, absolutely natural way incidental to those who have grown along with the Internet.
Dullaart's artistic activities range from netart (or post-internet and internet aware) works in the form of photographical prints, YouTube videos, work with names of web domains, putting google web sites into iframes, their animation and Internet performances, to curatorial activities, archiving and net art documentation. Together with Robert Sakrowski he is the initiator of the net.artdatabase.org project that will be presented at PAF in the form of a one-day workshop (see Workshop with net.artdatabase.org project).
- Marie Meixnerová
7 Dec | 5:00 pm | CCC
Constant Dullaart (NL): Human Internet
presentation | PAF Cult