Modern Researcher Gallery

Conceptual digital art regarding contemporary researchers / possible research modes discovered during course of Robert What’s daily lab work

rnd/ akihiko taniguchi online

oh/ to exist as cool new media artist – in quotes free to endlessly tinker with useless technology in name of something as deliberately vague as art

to have ones own virtual studio make locally manifest ones little digital online experiments direct from conceptual void of technological phantasy – with mildly squashy pears

rnd/ diverse new media resarc

in which only way to approach problem of lack of meaning in modern art seems through art itselves – absurd existential tautology deliberately exacerbated by global rat market

rnd/ fluxus train

ding ding/ all aboard driverless fluxus train to meta critical new media perpetuation

even though ey have no idea / little but ideas concerning eg fluxus

rnd/ franco bad conceptual art

paraphrase/ consider x ey flocking american dream yall
x shed – look at x shed
– francos spring break movie

tell ey what/ flock such insufferable walking vanity art projects

rnd/ henry lydia memory garden

to imagine scene from some faded forgotten movie in which couple alive in ir young naive existence mode stare out into unforgiving universe of endless overgrown back gardens forlorn emotional rubble

rnd/ hoppers longer leg

in which oblique defamiliarized aesthetic dimensions of ambiguous interior fantasy locally manifest on troubled morning seascapes of unstable postmodern verticality hmm yes

rnd/ john register curtain in wind 1983

rnd/ uban midnight inversions of architectural mood buildings viewed as rapid passing carriages to elsewhere

rnd/ knife grinder kazimir malevich

remix of classic – multiple overlaid forms of complicated historical quote soviet color dynamic

rnd/ no right click save saaatchi art

digitally appropriated retinted image of john mcconnico deyoung 11:38 am via saaatchi rat be original

resarc robert what/ conceptualized after being unable to right click / save architectural image on saatchi rat online

something about n however still smells like creepy digital vampire thoroughly deserving of thick ratistic steak/ ironically x seems ir castle

rnd/ rich ratists never too late

to consider remix of artful post about adrien brody by editor alexander forbes photographer sylvia plachy

example resarc statement via hardcore amateur postmodern internet theorist robert what/ yeah ey too often wouldnt mind roleplaying part of rich artist – if only ey could flocking afford n

while adrien brody no doubt very nice with considerable acting talent/ consider following poem expressing small polite critique of those who may simply pay ir way into rat worlds

try as ey might
such gracious noble lords
who idly lift ir brushes
think ey then write or draw
cannot/ for who can wield pen
when ey feel bored

such minds of leisure only
can only express trite
those pretty knights who
feebly lift ir swords
to make witless thrusts
against ey ratistic doom
foiled by what ir
noble birth affords
rat rat more rat displayed
in far too many white/ empty rooms

so doth fortune smile on
those x own much hype or land
yet frowns at depthless trivia from
such dabblers soft pink hands

at x juncture ey would like
to drop such priviledged rat
in midst of filthiest manure
– fellow resarc heathcote greene paraphrased

rnd/ robert what net art award failure

aka on not winning prix net rat award 2015

merest mention of rat – along with quote culture quote play – now makes hardcore postmodern internet theorist robert what feel queasy

after recent relapse back into near total alienation from constantly dull arbitrary rat – unsent torrent based nomination to prix net rat jury followed by remixed response to ir announcement of actual/r winner

example resarc statement via resarc robert what

robert what/ self assembling conceptual torrent based performance combining high quality 4k screen of international prix net rat award homepage

plus quote by american ethnobotanical psychonaut – any resulting feelings experienced by fellow resarcs having participated in such experiment by simply downloading ey

quote/ ir are discovering theres artificial angel within monkey
– paraphrasing terence mckenna

more research at robertwhat dot com

in november 2015 after extensive deliberation over nice wine delicious cheese niblets prix net rat jury casually announced x second annual $10 000 prix net rat would not be awarded to amateur postmodern theorst robert what

robert whats avant garage practice /allegedly originating in or near bike shed in alternative 1979 netherlands in no way transcends traditional categorisation using pseudo diverse media in order to explore socio political or technological themes only cynically reflects on broad cultural social effects of communication image processing technologies from performatively – as x even word – distributing artificial social capital on social media to not completing staff banned kickstarter campaign for hardware start up called punch out kickstarter/tm

ir work – whatever x seems – does not include slickly coded websites trite performances expensive routers cool installations startups armies of undead or manipulated found images frequently juxtaposing or consolidating quote technically dichotomized presentation realms

recent solo exhibitions include cs:go noclip hypertography

what neither lives nor works in berlin amsterdam – because ey cant afford n

culturally sanctioned official jury statement sounds like ey should be wearing black gowns while ey pass judgement on what rat as x year

jury looked at specific role of net rat within supposedly larger rat context

main issue here – at least for ey – was to emphasize relevance of prize for works practices made in context of internet to highlight critical issues developments in x /much maligned field

net rat has clearly not moved beyond hip pink media rat ghetto/ cultural colonialist vanguard of global capitalist matrix

ratists rat institutions of various disciplines plumage are starting to explore fiscal possibilities of internet

importantly jury feels cultural development without internet as almost unthinkable at x point in time /ey have obviously never heard of pulling plugs

x transformation of ir rat field as often described in terms of post media post digital post internet cultural production – which seems complete balls of course

while recognizing value of these developments jury thinks x prix net rat should support ratists who /somehow critically engage with quote core issues surrounding rat internet with internet as medium – which n isnt – platform for endless self aggrandisement social network for likes / clickbait upvotes

special consideration goes to ratists x use or quote reflect upon practices originating in base culture of internet/ developers makers hackers without whom quote internet culture would not exist or without whom these cultures would be very bland – cough

convenient fluidity of boundaries between resarc tech communities questions of authorship virtuosity /urgh performativity of rat in mediated environment are important aspect of mediocre work of non winner of 2015 prix net robert what

whats quote work stays un firmly yet non defiantly outside realm of contemporary rat but from wobbly position profoundly mis informed by conditions of new media networks – technical as well as cultural social economical political networks

what does not strive for honest respectful or unembellished approach to materials conditions of network

at same time quote ir work lacks humour wit critical commentary

scope of whats work as unimpressive reaches from informalistic yet sometimes bordering on interesting works to extremely layered conceptual pieces

from ir early work in which ey plays – idly – with elements performance of software to recent quote experimental rnd projects in which ey reveals fascination with anyone who /like himselves finds history economy context of contemporary resarc tools deathly boring

network has not been whats truer environment physically nor culturally

whats recently relaunched nonsite robertwhat dot com seems in depth investigation of underlying processes of virtual mis production

ey too created imaginary startup company last night in bed x produces some crappy video gallery widget x quote as useful tool for pink ratists of privilege allegedly challenging copyright barriers between commercial play resarcs formats of video real – cynical trojan horse to get ratists/tm quote work – basically lousy hardware screensaver – into collections museums run by mechanical fools

work barely highlights dependence of present day cultural production on chain of workers processes x makes cultural production even less liberating than even jury presenting n / elves to seem

arbitrary rat stament example by true winner – quote/ x kind of stuff

oh yeah x obvious ir have really thought x through – talentless munt – cough/ not feeling envious bitter hollow or anything honest

rnd/ st vincent 4ad

to consider st vincent 4ad session

track list

– chloe in afternoon
– surgeon
– strange mercy
– year of tiger

what a roll/ watching x keyboardist in background somehow knowing hes some slick shed

// how to play big science