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Totally Geeky or Geek Chic? 'Scrollbars' Exhibition

Totally Geeky or Geek Chic? 'Scrollbars' Exhibition

Currently on display in the UK, Jan Robert Leegte's unique sculptural installation 'Scrollbars' references the architecture of software. His installation work isolates elements of the Windows interface, which are in turn projected onto various structures. Or, as I like to call it: Geek art.

Robert's work investigates the point where the mind starts to confuse what is reality and what are illusion, with particular focus on the physical experience of the audience. He started exploring the sculptural properties of internet browsers and software in general in 1997, using buttons, scrollbars, and table borders in online installations; in earlier sculptural works he used unusual materials, for instance creating walls from sheets of Xerox copy paper or large slabs of brown packing paper. So, it totally geeky, or geek chic?

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the-makeup-blogette the-makeup-blogette 10 years
he shd use the MAC scroll bars which are more funky
ViolentlyHappy ViolentlyHappy 10 years
I think it's pretty cool!
SweetPeasMom SweetPeasMom 10 years
Neat, but something I'd imagine in a computer store, not art for a collector or someone's home. Maybe an internet cafe.
hautecity hautecity 10 years
wow. how'd he made those scrollbars appear in real life?
adelpheansis adelpheansis 10 years
redsugar redsugar 10 years
rubialala rubialala 10 years
This is too geeky for my taste.
arianell arianell 10 years
Pretty trippy, actually.
yayita yayita 10 years
Ha! this is quite interesting and weird at the same time
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