High Retention, Slow Delivery

Web art
  • Thu 19.May @ 11:00 - 23:00
  • Fri 20.May @ 11:00 - 23:00
  • Sat 21.May @ 11:00 - 23:00
  • Sun 22.May @ 11:00 - 23:00
Main venue

With “High Retention, Slow Delivery”, Dullaart challenges the contemporary attention that the economy has given to social media, appreciating popularity over quality and  social skills over talent. What are the difficulties of assessing value through likes and follows? Dullaart purchased through eBay 2.5 million fake Instagram followers. Then, he distributed them amongst a selection of accounts from the art world, ensuring each person had 100,000 followers, resetting the levels by which we measure a user’s popularity. By targeting the art world in particular, Dullaart is making a comment on the impact that these systems of validation have on the way artists make, disseminate and work online.

ARTISTS


Constant Dullaart (NL)

Constant Dullaart’s art practice reflects on the broad cultural and social effects of communication and image processing technologies, from performatively distributing artificial social capital on social media to completing a staff-pick Kickstarter campaign for a hardware start-up called DulltechTM. His work includes websites, performances, routers, installations, start-ups, armies and manipulated found images, frequently juxtaposing or consolidating technically dichotomized presentation realms. His work has been widely exhibited at important cultural institutions and festivals such as the Kunsthalle Schirn in Frankfurt, Aksioma in Ljubljana, Carroll / Fletcher in London and Transmediale in Berlin amongst others. In 2015, he won the award of Prix Net-Art.

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