DANIEL CANOGAR

Webstuhl
Loom zeigt abstrakte Animationen, die mit Daten von Google Trends in Echtzeit entwickelt wurden. Beliebte Abfragen werden vorübergehend als überlagerter Text angezeigt, bevor sie sich in eine rauchige Abstraktion auflösen. Diese Begriffe werden mit einer zufälligen Lyrik angegangen – jedes Wort erscheint und verschwindet in einer Spur der Sättigung. Die Farben in der Animation werden durch die Häufigkeit eines bestimmten Themas bestimmt. Je viraler die Suche online ist, desto wärmer werden die Töne. Ohne Schlagzeilen, grafische Bilder und Statistiken inspiriert jede Phrase eine kontemplative Erfahrung, eine Gelegenheit für den Betrachter, darüber nachzudenken, was zu einem bestimmten Zeitpunkt durch das kollektive Bewusstsein strömt. Loom verwebt ein soziales Gefüge, das das Transzendentale mit dem Banalen vermischt, um den Geist unserer Zeit in generativer Bewegung darzustellen.

Daniel Canogar

Loom
Loom showcases abstract animations developed with data from real-time Google Trends. Popular queries appear momentarily as overlaid text before dissolving into a smoky abstraction. These terms are approached with an accidental lyricism —each word appears and disappears in a trail of saturation. Colors within the animation are determined by the prevalence of a specific topic; the more viral the search is online, the warmer the tones become. Stripped from headlines, graphic imagery, and statistics, each phrase inspires a contemplative experience, a chance for the viewer to ruminate on what is streaming through the collective consciousness at any given time. Loom weaves a social fabric, mixing the transcendental with the banal, to present the spirit of our time in generative motion.

Jiabao Li

TransVision
Through three perceptual machines, TransVision questions the habitual ways in which we interpret and understand the visual world intervened by digital media, and how technology mediates the way we perceive reality. We have observed an increase in allergies and intolerances in modern society. Hypersensitivities are emerging not only medically but also mentally. Digital media reinforce people’s tendency to overreact through the viral spread of information and amplification of opinions, making us hypersensitive to our sociopolitical environment. By creating an artificial allergy to the color red, this machine manifests the nonsensical hypersensitivity created by digital media. In nocebo mode, red expands, which is similar to social medias amplification effect; in placebo mode, red shrinks, like our filtered communication landscape where we can unfollow people with different opinions.

Liu Wa

2020 Got Me Like
As COVID-19 speeds around the world and continues to shut down more cities, people begin to consume Internet culture in order to escape the apocalyptic anxiety in 2020, allowing Internet memes to go viral across the globe. Built upon social media, this work merges everyday sentiments with classical movie scenes to deconstruct the common imagination of “apocalypse” in entertainment industry. The video also incorporates the artist’s footage during protests, turning memes into public commentary and political satire. In this eventful year, meme does more than hijacking and decontextualizing meanings, it has become a form of silent revolt against the absurd.

MARTIN BOYCE

Бойс, Мартин
马丁•博伊斯
마틴 보이스
מרטין בויס
マーティン・ボイス
Do Words Have Voices

Since 2005, Boyce’s work has drawn largely from an encounter with Four Concrete Trees, a group of sculptural pieces by the Martel Brothers made in 1925. Five years on, and Boyce’s work is an increasingly abstractive and virally pervasive aggregator, a lens through which everything must be seen. Like a strongly held belief or an indisputable fact, this is the world as infinite and varied as it ever was, just with one of the basic settings tweaked.

GENERAL IDEA

General Idea nasce nel 1969 dalle menti di Feliz Parts, Jorge Zontal, e AA Bronson […] Il loro approccio è virale, raccontano l’esasperazione della società, modificando vecchi codici per fornire una nuova versione della realtà. I temi chiamati più spesso in causa sono la cultura di massa, il linguaggio dei media, architettura, archeologia, sessualità, i programmi tv e l’Aids, motivo di scomparsa di Parts e Zontal nello stesso anno, il 1994.

ROSEA LAKE

Judgements
Rosea Lake of Vancouver, posted on her Tumblr a photo of a woman with her skirt raised and on her leg written what the length of the skirt “means”. The post was entitled ‘Judgments’, since that’s exactly what happens when a woman puts on a very short or very long skirt. The photo went viral, with more than 200,000 shares on social networks. Even the organization Unite Women posted on its Facebook page, to show that feminism has not yet achieved all of its goals. And what do you think of that? Should a woman be careful with the image that is passed on depending on how she dresses or does every woman have the right to dress as she likes and shouldn’t be worrying about what others might think of her?

ANDREAS NICOLAS FISCHER

アンドレアス·ニコラス·フィッシャー
أندرياس نيكولاس فيشر
Engineered Viral Strain

Jess Riva Cooper

Viral Series