DocLab Shorts 24 Nov at 19:45
A program of short stories that would never have existed without the internet.
Live: Jonathan Harris and the Slow Web
A delicious live screening of digital masterpieces by Jonathan Harris – including We Feel Fine and I Love Your Work – served with small culinary creations designed by chef Gilbert Kolff (Food Film Festival) and introduced by Hans Maarten van den Brink (Mediafonds). Part of Interactive Reality organized with Brakke Grond.
The Internet is like food. It’s easy to find fast and mass-produced junk, but much harder to find something truly special – or take the time to sit down and enjoy it when you’ve finally found it. That is why more and more web artists are embracing the concept of “The Slow Web.” Just like the Slow Food Movement did for food, this digital counterpart invites us to switch off our instant messages and take a moment to enjoy the web in full screen, as a place for art, reflection and stories that will still have meaning tomorrow. Some of the best examples of this can be found in the works of Jonathan Harris, one of the most important artists the Internet has known so far. Like a chef in a digital haute cuisine restaurant, Harris uses simple ingredients like data, images and interfaces to cook up mind-blowingly beautiful and thought- provoking online experiences. IDFA DocLab, De Brakke Grond, the Food Film Festival and the Dutch Cultural Media Fund invite you to a unique evening of interactive documentary storytelling and food, in which Harris guides us through some of his most personal and groundbreaking interactive projects, from the timeless internet classic We Feel Fine to his latest masterpiece I Love Your Work. While we watch, chef Gilbert Kolff serves up an array of specially designed snacks to accompany the interactive experiences on the big screen. The event takes place on November 23 at 8:00p.m. at De Brakke Grond.