Monday, 6 September 2010
Work from his oeuvre.
This work has been on my mind for quite some time now. While I can’t quite put my finger on what it is about this work that I find so compelling, I can’t stop thinking about it. I am intrigued by how Frech exposes his process and allows it to function transparently (and in tandem) with his understandings of contemporary internet works, as his work is so acutely aware of the visual language of internet based and immaterial pieces. The function of this process-work is that all of the pieces acknowledge the materiality of some subject while existing only as pixels on a screen. The dichotomy of materiality present in Frech’s work rest on the constantly shifting ground of the internet as a means of production and presentation. It is in the tacit acknowledgment of process and production of an intangible product that Frech’s work finds its place, among the virtual/virtual pieces in the very appropriately named An Immaterial Survey of Our Peers.
As a piece of background information, Frech is one of the curators at EXTRA EXTRA. I mention this because his work is so acutely aware of the visual language of internet based and immaterial works.