Performed at transmediale tm2k+12 in/compatible

2012.01.31

 

"the in/compatible concern of year's transmediale was also at the center of a highly impressive performance of jon.satrom on the opening night in the large auditorium: starting with a login problem on the laptop kristoffer gansing was using, the chicago artist had to install a plugin, resulting in a rhythmically choreographed download window.

the system requests, rejections, and installation file locations grew into a comprehensive audio-visual performance. a performance that began with the most commonplace everyday compatibility issues, suddenly the aesthetic exceeded mere clicks, opening and closing converted the entire area of the desktop in a syncopated rhythm game of processes and terrifying transformations."

jon.satrom succeeded in capturing an audience of thousands of people through the projection of a desktop--some were carried away by shouting cheers. a real surprise."


Via Paul Marique