“Natural Process (NP)” is an installation that consists of exonemo’s first-ever pictorial work, “A web page,” and a surrounding system.
“A web page,” the work at the center of this installation, is a conversion of a well-known webpage (*1) into painted form. Simply put, the painting depicts an entire webpage along with the window that frames it! Yet, at the same time, it’s not just a painting, but also “an analogization of a digital object” or “a landscape painting of the Internet.” (After all, we see it through a “window”!)
The NP system is constructed so that a webcam captures the painting in the museum and transmits its image onto the Internet. Here’s how it works:
[The webpage is converted into analog form (i.e. a painting)] >> [installed in the museum] >> [filtered through the medium of the exhibition space] >> [converted back into digital form] >> [and transmitted onto the Internet]
In short, it originates from the Web and returns back to it through what is probably the world’s most-roundabout process ever!!
And by filtering through the medium of the museum, will the “data” deteriorate? Or will it mature into something else!!!!!!?
Will you come see the “real” webpage painting at the museum?
Or will you see it “virtual” through the Web?
— Natural Process system chart–
| | museum
| | |
| | +————–+ |
+——-+->| | |
convert | | | | +——-+
| | | | | | | |
| | | < ----- * ---+---| |---> | |
| | painting | camera | | | +——-+
| +————–+ | internet PC(home)
*1 We chose the Google.com website as the subject of our painting. Google is a revolutionary search engine that burst onto the world of the Internet in 1998 when it was still finding its way, bringing a definitive change to the nature of the Internet thereafter. We chose it as the quintessential landscape of the Web as our way of paying tribute to the site. Google Rocks!!
* Neither “Natural Process” nor “A web page” has any affiliations with Google Inc.