Upstream's Net Art Update (#49)

Upstream's Net Art Update (#49)

Upstream's Net Art Update (#49)

Happy midsummer! Upstream’s Net Art Update (#49). Featured in the exhibition 2020 DO NOT LINK on our online platform http://upstream.gallery (curated by Dirk Paesmans & Bob Bicknell-Knight).⠀

Today: Conall McAteer, SunriseSunsetSunriseSunset, 2020. Find the work here: http://sunrisesunsetsunrisesunset.superhi.com/⠀

SunriseSunsetSunriseSunset reflects on the growth in leisure time we collectively spend in front of the digital screen, further away from the real world and our own physical experiences. The 100 most downloaded google results for ‘sunrise’ and ‘sunset’ desktop-wallpaper images have been processed via a digital programme. The sun’s position is tracked across the browser in relation to the user’s cursor movement.⠀
Conall McAteer is a visual artist based in London. His practice explores the intersection between the digital and the tangible. Considering technology’s increasing application, he investigates the potential, limitations and complications of the virtual in relation to the politics and conventions of the real.⠀

Publication date: 22 Jun '20