benj gerdes

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Gap on the Inside: What Young People Should Know about the Digital Divide

Single-channel video, 32 minutes, 2000-2002.

Anthropomorphizing the figure of analog technology in the age of the digital, Max Novick and I created a character that carried out claims around mobile communication to a different end: slow, nomadic, homeless, and alone. I wanted to film a character in live situations interacting with a technological apparatus embarrassingly out-of-step with the times. The lingering technological detritus of the past shows us what is missing from technological accounts of the present.

Initial exhibition: ISEA 2004, Kiasma Museum of Modern Art, Helsinki, 2004.

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Gap on the Inside | 2002 | projects