Solid Metal Web Spaces – Commissioned by MU

Wow, I forgot to mention in my previous post that MU has given me the opportunity to create two new Web Spaces in solid metal: Google.com and YouTube.com. Especially for the Materialising the Internet exhibition! They weigh about 1KG each and are printed with steel powder infused with bronze. The weight really adds to the experience of holding and touching the objects. What a shame they’re behind plexiglas! Haha. It’s always a challenge to create Web Spaces – 3D printed Web Pages. The architecture of web pages isn’t meant to exist in the physical world. So when materialising these complex structures,…

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Materialising the Internet

I’m really proud to have been part of the exhibition Materialising the Internet curated by Nadine Roestenburg & Angelique Spaninks at MU artspace in Eindhoven. From October 6 to November 12 and during the Dutch Design Week my work was displayed in a darkened room. A spotlight made my 3D printed Web Spaces in precious metal shine, and the huge cinema projector made it seem as if you could really enter the world of Web Spaces.

Web Space – Facebook.com @ Materialising the Internet, photo by Hanneke Wetzer

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Winner SBK Young Sprouts Award

Quoting my girlfriend: “It’s quite a an honour that you’ve won this award, because there’s a lot of impressive work in this exhibition! And I agree with that. The SBK Sprouts Young Talents 2017 exhibition is a diverse and interesting selection of 50 graduates from the Dutch art academies. What set me apart in this show according to the jury is the fact that I’m showing a lot, using different media: print, 3D print, screen based interactive installation and text. This is to ensure the whole story and research behind Web Spaces comes across. To make my world more accessible for the audience.…

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Web Spaces @ Ars Electronica & GOGBOT, soon exhibited in a gallery near you!

This September I’ve exhibited Web Spaces internationally at Ars Electronica. Due to insurance reasons I wasn’t able to exhibit the precious metal Web Space of Google or Facebook, but I did show some colourful PLA prints. During the festival I’ve also seen quite some people successfully and enthusiastically interact with the Web Spaces interactive installation. I’m always glad when people are able to overcome the initial obstacle of the gamepad, because not everyone is familiar with this interface. I also had my interactive installation up and running at the GOGBOT festival because I received a nomination for the BLINK Youngblood Award. Unfortunately…

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Web Spaces @ Graduation Show Frank Mohr Institute 2017

Jip standing next to 3D prints of web pages based on successful Dutch tech/web startup companies: Mr. White, Mr. Black, Mr. Yellow, Mr. Green.

Soon Web Spaces will be shown at GOGBOT (nominated for Blink Youngblood Award), Ars Electronica in Linz, at the SBK Sprouts Young Talents exhibition in Amsterdam, and after that in a group show in Eindhoven… Very excited about this progress! But in this post I show what my work looked like at the Frank Mohr Institute Graduation Show 2017 (Der Aa-kerk, Groningen, July 9 – July 13). This time I’ve used 3 different media to exhibit my…

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Final preparations for Graduation Show

After working in my studio at the Frank Mohr institute for two years, it has become a little bit of a mess! But I really enjoyed the space, 24/7 access, the facilities and sharing it with fellow master students 🙂

At the moment I’m just rounding up for the opening of the Graduation Show 2017 (July 9 – July 13), for which I was able to give away 100 free train tickets! This makes our show that bit more accessible to people from across the Netherlands, for whom Groningen might be out of reach.

Hope to see you there!

Jip de Beer is an artist who operates on the intersection of art and computer science.