jesis at xs4all.nl
Wed Sep 30 09:23:11 CEST 2015
The unexpected happened: artist Constant Dullaart is very close to
reaching his 30.000 euro goal on kickstarter. He is now at about
25.000 with only 20 hours to go. Dullaart has developed a video
player for art installations under the name Dulltech. Apart from the
player being a solution to issues in syncing video's in art
installations however, this project highlights some critical issues
in media art itself.
You can help realize this work by pledging anything from 30 to 6000
euros, the latter for the gold pledge I wish I could make myself.
This project is particularly interesting for institutions that
present video art.
If you want to read more about this project here are some links and
Interview for the ICA:
"How does this model work for institutional critique, or works that
can't be explained in the preferred two and a half minute pitch
video? "Explain the value of your work in this elevator pitch so my
uninterested uncle can understand it." In the meantime I am getting
emails from Kickstarter to sharpen up my video, to keep tweeting
happy tweets, to thank my backers with personal emails, to clarify my
project, to pay large sums to get onto mailing lists with guaranteed
interested backers and investors. Between my research of starting a
company-to which this Kickstarter campaign belongs-and riding the
neoliberal snake, this happy corporate optimising bullshit is getting
Article on Rhizome:
"For Dullaart gaining access even to view the conditions of labor
means operating within its stratification as a business. Similar to
other migrant laborers in the region, those who Dullaart and his
colleagues interviewed prior to contracting the O.E.M. came from
rural areas in China to Shenzhen because of their desire to be middle
class, the higher wages available compared with local agricultural
labor in their hometowns and the factory's provision of room and
board as well as some benefits. Despite the unsettling reaction to
Chinese factories, when one criticizes the product for using the
labor in Shenzhen, one also criticizes the products that form the
infrastructure of the web."
Link to the kickstarter page of Dulltech:
I invite you to help this project along in any way possible, this
includes any criticism you might have.
More information about the Artinfo