16 July 2005
Jan Robert's work investigates the point where the mind starts to confuse what is reality and what is illusion, with particular focus on the physical experience of the audience. His installation work isolates elements of the Windows interface, which are in turn projected onto various structures; previously internet-based, he moved to physical installations through a desire to develop a more meditative relationship between the audience and the work.
The exhibition will show a selection of Scrollbar pieces for the first time: a minimal ground piece, Scrollbar, a horizontal scrollbar isolated from its original context and given a presence in a physical space, along with the double Scrollbars and a new installation, a complex composition of many scrollbars forming a rectangular screen.
Themes explored through the series range from a minimal sculptural statement in Scrollbar, through the adaptation of architectural space and references to issues around virtual space in Scrollbars, to the continuation and consideration of modernist compositional aesthetics and simplicity in Scrollbar Composition.
at Media Lounge
Medialounge is an exhibition space designed to showcase creative excellence in the fields of digital, network and interactive media.
Read Peter Luining's interview with Jan Robert Leegte:
Jan Robert's recent curatorial project, 'The Anatomy of the Now':
Jan Robert Leegte's Website:
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