Cornelia Sollfrank is a German artist and researcher, teaching at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee, Scotland. Since the mid 1990s her conceptual works involve digital networked technology, writing, performance and video.
By proposing that the composting process can be applied both to the material (bodily waste, food scraps, papers, documents) and the immaterial (info-data, net archives), this composting performance writes its own worm codes while rendering massive data into data noise.
The black and white line drawing by Ignacio Uriate seems to form a highly complex labyrinth, but the tricky geometric pattern actually follows very basic, predetermined rules and evolves from a single circular line made by coloring the cells of an Excel sheet black rather than typing in letters and numbers.
Using GPS (Global Positioning System) has become an integrated and ubiquitous part of everyday life in today’s networked world. There are stories of people who trust the system too much and get lost or hurt and of its use for surveillance.
More than 60 years ago, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) took control of the newly born world of digital media and basically forced artists to use formats like .jpeg, .png and .tiff when creating images.