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By AMUSEMENT

 

NAME: Annals of Time Lost

AUTHOR: Canadian digital artist Jon Rafman, famous for his Google Street View work, 9-Eyes.

DESCRIPTION: The new solo show of Jon Rafman in Berlin interrogates the notion of archive in the digital era. The dissonance between physical and digital archive makes the selection of informations even harder. What should we keep? What is the difference between an original or a copy? A series of installation mixing old and new technologies illustrates his idea. The busts of his New Age Demanded series can be seen on an antique microfiche reader but one example was also created using 3D printing technology. A slide projector features images from the Nine Eyes of Google Street View enhancing furthermore this duality. The exhibition is on view until June 1st at the Future Gallery in Berlin.

AMUSEMENT RATE: The sharp eye of Jon Rafman goes beyond his amazing selection of GSV images to reach far greater issues. No matter how the notion of archive may have evolved over the past decade, we still have a hard time adapting it to this new digital age. The variety of technologies used in the exhibition resonates as a sign of the actual schizophrenia happening in our society. Jon Rafman does not give a straight answer but he gives us the keys to grasp this problem with a fresh pair of eyes.





Tags: , , , , ,

By AMUSEMENT

 

NAME: Annals of Time Lost

AUTHOR: Canadian digital artist Jon Rafman, famous for his Google Street View work, 9-Eyes.

DESCRIPTION: The new solo show of Jon Rafman in Berlin interrogates the notion of archive in the digital era. The dissonance between physical and digital archive makes the selection of informations even harder. What should we keep? What is the difference between an original or a copy? A series of installation mixing old and new technologies illustrates his idea. The busts of his New Age Demanded series can be seen on an antique microfiche reader but one example was also created using 3D printing technology. A slide projector features images from the Nine Eyes of Google Street View enhancing furthermore this duality. The exhibition is on view until June 1st at the Future Gallery in Berlin.

AMUSEMENT RATE: The sharp eye of Jon Rafman goes beyond his amazing selection of GSV images to reach far greater issues. No matter how the notion of archive may have evolved over the past decade, we still have a hard time adapting it to this new digital age. The variety of technologies used in the exhibition resonates as a sign of the actual schizophrenia happening in our society. Jon Rafman does not give a straight answer but he gives us the keys to grasp this problem with a fresh pair of eyes.





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