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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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