TEC ART @ Rotterdam Art Week

At the TEC ART exhibition, during Rotterdam Art Week, you could once again explore the world of Web Spaces! I had my dual-screen interactive installation up and running, where webpages are transformed into 3D ‘buildings’ in real time. As well as 3D prints of worlds most valuable webpage’s, printed in precious metals. I also got some nice compliments during the show. One of them was the following: “At the same time, you learn something.” I was glad to hear that, because I try to…

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Web Spaces – Parallel City Dual-channel video projection
Duration: 7m48s
Site specific (no pun intended) work for the Re-structions exhibition at SIGN, Groningen.

In my interactive installation of Web Spaces, which was also exhibited during Re-structions, you visit one isolated Web Space at a time. These are mostly Web Spaces from internationally well known websites. The Web Space is surrounded by darkness.But as you may already know, the Web Spaces project is exploring the relation between the physical and digital world. At Re-structions I’ve taken the next step in blurring the line between these worlds. Instead of taking the most popular…

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Panarchy and Feedback Loops

I’ve been commissioned to do an artistic exploration of Panarchy. What’s panarchy? What did I make? Why me? I’ll answer these questions in this post and show the results of this project! Over a year ago, I accidentally created a feedback loop when I was messing around with screen sharing software. I recorded the full screen of the computer, and showed this recording again in full screen on the same computer. I applied the result, a visual feedback loop, as part of a reflection session during my master studies. In some of the video’s in this post you can see images…

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Web Space – Wikipedia.com: Acquired by George Verberg

Web Space – Wikipedia.com (22-8-2016) 8 x 15 x 11 cm 3D printed PLA electroplated with copper, corrosion

Already from the start, during the Graduation Show, and at the Young Sprouts exhibition, art collectors expressed interest in acquiring the Web Space of Wikipedia. I’m proud to announce that since last month it has joined many other artworks in the very diverse collection of Mr. Verberg!

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