Some walls just lend themselves perfectly to a piece, don’t they?
This arching-forward piece reminded Oslo-based DOT DOT DOT of the bending of a filmstrip and called to mind the continuous updating of images that people feel compelled to do right now in the “always on” social media world.
DOT DOT DOT in Kristiansand, Norway for KRS Gadekunstlaug. July 2016. (photo © @Ardcon)
The single image is DOT DOT DOT’s strength: Not overly cluttered or a complex composition, and rarely a direct in-your-face confrontation. But the intention is there, and the layers of implication are as well. Here the analogy is the status of a person (or the social image of the person) is dependent upon a constant self-report. This new piece in Kristiansand, Norway is telling you that his current status is sunnily “Okay”.
On the topic of social media “sharing” DOT DOT DOT tells us his critique of this evolutionary moment; His actual phsyical art and the expectations he feels from a connected digital life lead him here with a piece called ‘Analogram’
“So this is what is expected as social behavior from us : always be out there and feed the people with content and information all the time. Social media keeps putting the pressure up and often creative work is now measured by how fast the progress or by the way you reveal your activity,” he says.
“The social media scene and the activities that come with it has escalated almost like a stock market or marketing view, the focus has shifted and often it is no longer about just making art for art.”