Upstream’s Daily Net Art Update (#20), for the heroes stuck at home to flatten the curve.
When you have to stay at home there’s always Net Art. Art made for the internet, meant to be experienced at home, behind your own computer.
Today: Constant Dullaart, The Revolving Internet, 2010. Find it at https://therevolvinginternet.com/.
The Revolving Internet is one in a series of browser-based works by artist Constant Dullaart that animated the iconic Google search page, drawing attention to the infrastructure that framed most users’ experience of the internet. By adding animation to the Google interface but retaining its functionality, Dullaart’s formalist experiments cheekily questioned the platform’s growing power.
A steadily rotating version of the Google home page, The Revolving Internet is soundtracked by Dusty Springfield’s “Windmills of your Mind,” heightening the absurdity of the experience. Through this deceptively simple intervention, Dullaart reached a broad public while prompting users to consider their growing reliance on platforms.
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