:// work in NETescopio:
This project by Daniel García Andújar offers us a collection of online art videos. Made during the web's formative years, when connections were anything but reliable, it suggested that we had accessed a site with the best technology available at the moment. This concept of "state of the art", so blinding as it is fleeting, seems to be used by the advertisers to create an inferiority complex in the users. I need a better connection. My browser is out of date. My PC is several months old.
Video Collection is a doubly-virtual collection. Virtual by being on Internet, and virtual because each site linked to by the video titles inexorably sends us to a page where we are warned that the site uses very sophisticated technical resources and that our PC may not be powerful enough to handle the pages.
Andújar seems to want to play with this feeling of unfulfilled desire that the technology market leave us with, and inoculate us with a sort of vaccine. To deride us in public for our naiveté for not noticing that it was all a farce before putting our name in some forum where those who were unable to log on and see the videos were promised a helping hand. A farce like the market that offers solutions to problems we do not yet have.
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