99.99999 percent of all artwork I’ll only ever have seen in documentation and some of it doesn’t exist anymore and some of it I’ll never be able to travel to, or you can’t travel to most of it. So, it’s really interesting to create work that is instantly accessible to everyone and if they were to see an object, like if they were to see a painting, which a digital file was based on, they are just seeing kind of like the prop that a movie was made out of, so the real work is that, not to say documentation, but the documentation kind of is something else, and this digital form of the work is the real product for this. It’s the real object.
My work is designed to be experienced, is online. And to see it in person is a different experience but it’s not in place of the digital work.
So I guess its kind of like a…. it’s like McLuhan explains, it’s like hot media and cold media like the works you can generate in your mind and the works that are just kind of handed to you. So in the gallery it’s less cerebral, its more like here is the exact, you know, read the text, you know, watch the video or the documentation of the process and they kind of come to these images, you are presented with them in a very physical way with your body, and the gallery exhibition was designed so that rather than walking with your arms crossed and standing at a distance, it forced people into this funnel that they have to walk around it and you’d experience this exhibition very similarly to how I did while I’m dreaming just kind of walking around this space in a non… in an arbitrary way. But it kind of forced you with your body to do this whereas if you’re experiencing it on a computer you are creating the same concept, but in your mind and they are both valid, it’s just that one of them is using all of the senses and one is using your ability to imagine what happened, and kind of see the videos online.
The gallery show could have ever been because the gallery is restricted by location and time and place and space and so. With the online work, once it’s online, its very different and it’s a much more full experience. Not all work is like that.
Most gallery shows and a lot of post internet shows look better in an empty gallery with no one in it. Most modern art does look better in documentation only and especially on the internet once you photoshopped it and cracked at the curves and white balance so, its like how do you make this so that it’s an enjoyable experience when you are actually in the space and to make it comfortable and to make it approachable and understood and then the levels of depth come in.
So yeah so it’s just to introduce the concept. It’s like to start with the aesthetics and kind of work into the spacial dimensions of the gallery and then into the depth of the work.