A day – 24 hours – set the frame for a journey into the dark depths of the YouTube jungle, far from slap stick humor and celebrity vlogs. The characters of InsideOut reveal their thoughts, dilemmas and crises in this open forum as if they were in a confession box. We are led to wonder about what makes them open up so intimately and who they really are addressing.
A remote village in the desert, guarded by a dreaming puppet. Flies buzz around a crashed time-machine. Guided by magical birds, a man discovers its flight recorder and the memory of the village flows out.
The video is part of a series of works using scientific imaging (cosmological hydrodynamics coding) of dark matter (invisible mass), combined with stock-cosmic fictions and seductive digital materializations. It stages a dialogue between the San Diego Super Computer Center ENZO Visualization Service and an alluring image of dark matter.
In the collage video Remote, dream logic invokes a presence that drifts through physical and temporal barriers. There is a presence lingering in the dark woods, just under the surface of a placid lake and at the end of dreary basement corridor.
During a performance at De Appel, Anderson is sitting in an easy chair, or rather: an image of the artist is projected onto the chair. She is telling an anecdote about a session with her psychiatrist. Anderson eventually comes to the conclusion that she and the psychiatrist see things from a totally different angle, both literally and figuratively. From then on, visiting the psychiatrist becomes superfluous.
Workers Leaving the GooglePlex investigates a top secret, marginalized class of workers at Google’s international corporate headquarters in Silicon Valley. As I documented the mysterious yellow badged “ScanOps” Google workers, I simultaneously chronicled the complex events surrounding my own dismissal from the company.
This rhythmic process, accompanied by a musical accelerando and crescendo, races over the landscape at an increasingly fast pace, covering it with increasingly dense abstract patterns. This is beautiful to watch and, in light of the title, also sad.