Upstream’s Daily Net Art Update (#1), 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: Jan Robert Leegte, Repositions (Black), 2018. Find it at www.repositionsblack.work.
The Repositions works by Jan Robert Leegte are investigations into the intrinsic performative nature of software. Contrary to freezing or capturing time, digital media are closest related to the performance arts, where the act lives in the now. Instead of understanding a web page for instance to be a document for displaying content; text, images, gifs, video, etc. the Repositions works have the document itself perform.
Referencing to Bruce Nauman’s canonical “Wall-Floor Positions” from 1968, in the proposed works, the documents continuously take new positions in relation to the viewer, the frame of the screen and each other. Using random live algorithms, the documents are tirelessly striking new poses, together entangled in a indefinite choreography of repositions.
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