‘Internet Treffpunkt’ solo show Constant Dullaart
Internet pieces only!! Ongoing series, recent and new works!
7:00 – 10:00 PM, June 23rd, 2011
Adalbertstr. / Naunynstr. (map)
curated by Aram Bartholl
SPEED SHOW: ‘Internet Treffpunkt’ - Constant Dullaart solo show
7 – 10 PM, June 23rd, 2011
Adalbertstr. 19 , Berlin
curated by Aram Bartholl
Speedshow.net is very pleased to present Constant Dullaart’s unique oeuvre in the format of a Speed Show – solo show! The works on display range from a classic ongoing series, unique pieces of recent years to a selection of brand new productions. Although Constant Dullaart divides his works in on- and off-line categories, his radical minimalist reflective play on the every-day Internet and our perceptions of it, can be found in all of his works. Furthermore, his ready-made driven installations, performances, pure Internet pieces or prints often correspond and interact with each other. ‘Treffpunkt Internet’ concentrates on his very strong and pure online works while including documentation of his ongoing performance series or video works.
In his well known work ‘The … Internet’ series Dullaart’s work revolves around Google, the ‘center of the Internet’ and forces the omnipresent god-like page into different obscure, human or political conditions. Through more css-iframe interventions Dullaart often irritates with slight modifications of existing pages or parts of services. In a very similar manner, he edits found digital images or movies. Like in his ‘blownup…’ series or ‘stabilized earthquake’ videos which often invert the use of popular digital editing tools and filters. He surprises and contrasts viewers’ classic expectations. His play on the interface in ‘Youtube as subject’ became very well known online and provoked many responses and remixes by users. In his performances, Dullaart takes these question to a physical level, an interaction between body, camera and screen. Tonight’s only exception as a non screen-based work is ‘Translated Phaedrus’ a 8 page PDF A4 print which can be xeroxed in the shop by visitors of the show. Enjoy!
Aram Bartholl 2011
For Constant Dullaart the Internet serves as a medium as well as a subject of artistic production. His main strategy is the exploration of the multifaceted languages of contemporary images circulating on the Internet and their re-contextualisation as found material in a medium of its own. With his artworks, the Amsterdam- and Berlin-based artist digs deeply into the caches of a networked cultural production without limiting the medium to simple technological traits: the default style of Web-based platforms, their widespread and often unscrutinised use as well as the popularity of globally standardised interfaces are manipulated with the aim of investigating their social potential.
Franz Thalmair 2010 for cont3xt.net (full interview at http://cont3xt.net/blog/?p=4567 )
The SPEED SHOW exhibition format:
Hit an Internet-cafe, rent all computers they have and run a show on them for one night. All art works of the participating artists need to be on-line (not necessarily public) and are shown in a typical browser with standard plug-ins. Performance and life pieces may also use pre-installed communication programs (instant messaging, VOIP, video chat etc). Custom software (except browser add-ons) or off-line files are not permitted. Any creative physical modification to Internet cafe itself is not allowed. The show is public and takes place during normal opening hours of the Internet cafe/shop. All visitors are welcome to join the opening, enjoy the art (and to check their email.)
SPEED SHOW manifesto by Aram Bartholl 2010 – speedshow.net
⑩ thecensoredinternet.com – 2011, php, unique edition*
① internetspread.com – 2011, html, iframe, png, css, unique edition*
⑨ blownupexplosion.com – 2008, html, jpg, unique edition*
⃝ nervousnews.net – 2010, html, iframe, css, unique edition*
⑦ wavingocean.com – 2010, html, gif, courtesy Collection Pieter Sanders and Gabriella Sancisi
⑧baselitz.org – 2011, html, iframe, css, unique edition*
⃝ hamburgerbahnhof.com /.net /.org, html, iframe, css, edition of 3*,
④ DVD screensaver performance – 2010-11, ongoing performance series, HD video* (collection M.A.K.)
⑥ Youtube on the floor – 2011, DV pal, 3:33*
⃝ Stabilized earthquake Japan – 2011, ongoing video series, HD video, 0:30, unique edition*
② Youtube as a Subject – 2008, embedded youtube videos in html, unique edition*
⑪ Domain Name Readymades, readymades.net – 2008 – ongoing series, Courtesy IMPAKT
⃝ Translated Phaedrus, printed PDF, unlimted multiple, free for xeroxing at the front desk
*PRICE: contact speedshow.net for prices