Interview with new media curator Filippo Lorenzin
Build show title: Geological Field Trips into the Digital World
Artists: Mohsen Hazrati, Enrique Radigales, JM Stash, Dylan Cote and Pierre Lafanechère and Mit Borrás as artist of the month.
Look at the digital device you are using right now to read these words and scroll through the works selected for you this month. The screen may look perfectly flat but the interface is designed to trigger mechanisms in your mind that make it feels as if it was tridimensional. The disposition of the windows and tabs creates a geological environment; your interactions affect how deep the digital canyon of your screen is. Every time you open a new window, the others underneath it go deeper and deeper generating ravines, pointed peaks and plateaus. It is the user’s needs and organisation strategy that affect the landscape of the desktop which becomes a map to inhabit.
The works selected this month reflects on our use of digital devices in a way that reminds the approach of geologists, exploring and mapping what constitutes our spatial and temporal experience of digital technology.