post-internet

several interesting videos here



 

Hito Steyerl, How Not to be Seen: A Fucking Didactic Educational .MOV File, 2013.

The first time when I saw Hito’s work “How Not to be Seen” last year, there was some sort of inexplicable excitement running in my mind. And for a very long time, I could’t get rid of the catchy song from the background, also those low resolution images and the poor-designed 3D model scenes. Here is the link of Hito’s article: In Defense of the Poor Image

Jon Rafman, Mainsqueeze, 2014.

Jon Rafman’s works are disturbing but somehow absorbing. Compare to Hito’s “How Not to be Seen”, this work is more direct and more “authentic” within the content of internet. An obvious distinction is that when I first watched this video, I was not sure if it is so-called an art work of an artist, or a normal cut-paste video from Youtube. Just like Jon once said in an interview: I am intersted in technology’s creative social application. I love looking at what people have created just because the are simply excited to create things, without the intention of it being called “Art”…

Interview of Camille Henrot

Camille Henrot’s “Grosse Fatigue” is one of my favorites so far (I never get to see the full version though). Personally, I am skeptical about putting Camille’s work under the terminology “post-internet”, because her works are not focusing on only “internet” or on line culture, but on a bigger picture like knowledge and universe. Like Jon’s works, her works are very archived and also with an expression of deconstructivsim, but at the same time, with more sense of authorship, which is simlilar to Hito.

Here is a link to read more about Camille’s works:

http://leapleapleap.com/2015/12/camille-henrot-art-and-universality/

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Based on the cool videos I found. I produced a sample clip of one of my project which is about the relationship between HK and mainland China. Welcome to criticise.

 

some meterials to read:

4.  “The Birth of The Algorithmic Author”5. http://ucca.org.cn/en/exhibition/art-post-internet/

 

 

1 thought on “post-internet”

  1. As i re-watched a tiny bit of Hito Steyerl’s How Not to be Seen, I realized I am now allergic to the computer voice of that era. The way the human subject is somehow erased by this seeming automation that approaches speech but never allows for intonation.

    Your own video (I finally watched it! Sorry we got distracted during talk) has all of the aesthetic symptoms of post-internet art: glitchy, process is on surface, frame within frame, collision of real and artificial, an awkward embrace of digital failure. I would never have guessed that it is about the mainland-HK relationship. It seems more generically to reflect the collision between cybernetic culture (avatars and generative structures) with automated crowds (pedestrians following the click beacon). I liked the way the audio contrast cuts jolted rapidly but felt that aspect needed tighter editing, complete polish. Other note: interactivity. I kept imagining an audience controlling your video (using simple hand or head gestures, their motion activating randomized cuts).

    I had read the algorithmic author post before, it links to a piece by Sam Kriss that I found very impressive: https://samkriss.wordpress.com/2015/01/15/the-language-of-god/

    Keep going. Excellent set.

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