Constant Dullaart (NL)
A tribute to all the uploaders, all the users that work hard for their subscribers, and to all the people that earn their views the hard way. Content makers in the world unite and celebrate your honest labour, celebrate the unknown user that designed the symbol with which we are accompanied while waiting for the results of our click.
Constant Dullaart, former resident of the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam, lives and works in Berlin. With a practice focused on visualising internet vernaculars and software dialects, a political approach critical to corporate systems influencing these contemporary semantics becomes clear through his minimal and sometimes bricolaged gestures. Editing online forms of representation, and the user's access to it, he creates installations and performances online and offline. Rather than seeking merely to write a book to be placed on a library shelf, so to speak, Constant is interested in animating the very concept of the library itself. His work has been published internationally in print and online, and exhibited at venues such as MassMOCA, UMOCA the New Museum in New York, Autocenter in Berlin, and de Appel, W139, and the Stedelijk Museum in the Netherlands. Constant has curated several exhibitions and lectured at universities throughout Europe, most currently at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. He recently co-founded an internet art documenting initiative, Amsterdam.
Image credit: Chris Coy
Photos by Aaron Horsley