Thursday, September 17, 2009

Harm van den Dorpel

Harm van den Dorpel

Work from Animals. van den Dorpel is prolific, check out his other series as well.

"Harm van den Dorpel is a Dutch artist and web-designer who hacks, constructs, and destroys images. The first works of Van den Dorpel’s that I encountered were his manipulated found animal photos from the series titled Semantics.

These eloquently reconfigured images point not only towards the preconceived notions of what digital photography/imaging is, but how the Internet can be a platform for the evolution of all things photographic. Of course, these types of images (gifs, flash based animations, etc) ask us to question where these works will be placed in the future?

Are they for the gallery or destined to be entombed within the web? Old and very tired questions indeed, but I wonder how future generations will treat photography and the Internet? These two contemporary bedfellows are increasingly becoming interdependent and wholly viable." - via We Can't Paint

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