Luke Van Gelderen
Opening Friday 13.9 20:00-23:00,
performance starts around 21.45/22.00, duration 1. hour.
Saturday 14.9 13:00-15:00
Sunday 15.9 13:00-15:00
Based on a two-hour online durational performance, the work called "Chatroulette" by Luke van Gelderen, tests the relationship between social media users, within the masculine sphere. This video chat site pairs users at random with no shared context about where or whom the users are connected with.
The interactions, whether positive or negative, ultimately confront users with themselves creating a situation where they unwittingly become the subject of the work.
"I assigned myself a passive role allowing the other person to respond in whatever way they wished to the question 'How do I make you feel?' which was written on a piece of paper and held by me.
I did not terminate any connection allowing the other user choose how long they wished to remain connected and also the freedom to decide how they wished to respond to me. My intention was to create a situation in which the users are confronted with an opportunity to respond in a positive or negative manner to another person and also to explore how in any social media echo chamber, people are ultimately confronted with themselves.
The result is an edited piece of the two hour performance in which the reactions of those connected were sometimes funny, sometimes impassive and often lonely. "
Luke van Gelderen`s current work is focused on how real life situations are mediated through the internet. It has led him to examine the ethics of the internet, surveillance, and his own personal digital footprint. He perform the metaphor of “the cyborg” to create a personal narrative of digital identity in an attempt to subvert the power structures which exist within the post- internet era. The search is to discover new ways of engaging with the materiality of the internet. Inhabiting the blurred line between physical and virtual space, allowing for alternate realities which question and re-imagine how we use digital media.
This event is a part of the program during Oslo Art Weekend 2019 , that takes place from Thursday the. 12.th - Sunday the 15.th.
Make sure to check out their program as well; lot`s of very interesting things happening around the city.
K4 is supported by Arts Council Norway.
Curated by Jenny Marie Hviding Schjerven.