Re: Jonathan Harris and 24 HOURS
After our conversation about Jonathan Harris, and reading Silvia’s post about Kessels’ 24 HOURS, I am reminded of two more works of art/installations dealing with technology and our lives.
Related to our conversation about the ethics and politics of Harris’ works, I am reminded of Marc Adelman’s Stelen (Columns), 2007-2011. Culling and printing images from a gay dating/hook-up site, Adelman created an installation of internet profile pictures that feature the Berlin Holocaust memorial. Formally, Adelman parallels Kessels in the printing of images from social media sites; his work presents a fascinating ethical/political/historical/legal situation that I think about not exactly similar to those of Harris, but perhaps parallel to him in the use of the internet, sex and love, and histories of violence and oppression. This went up at the CJM in San Francisco, but was taken down. Read more on that here: http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-arts-and-culture/103779/jewish-museum-closet
Chun Yun’s Constellation at the Venice Biennale is of a piece with Harris’ Network Effect in that it presents kind of beautiful but dystopian view of technology in our lives. Unlike Harris, this Yun presents a distinctly physical presence of technology in space. See photos of the installation here: http://www.designboom.com/art/chun-yun-constellation-no-3-at-venice-art-biennale-09/