You See This Because I Let You
Digital content, the internet, big data was supposed to set us free, make us equal, harbor in a new age for everyone. This quickly became a falsehood. Digital data immediately became the property of large corporations and governments.
You See This Because I Let You presents information through a commonly known device, a flat panel monitor. The television is modified to prevent the viewer from consuming any content. A small circle of optical film hangs before the monitor. This allows the viewer to see the content only through the small circle. Through the material a video of a children’s encyclopedia from the late 1980’s is presented, page by page.
You See This Because I Let You is a summary of the everymans relationship to data. The content is presented in a difficult to view manner; available only through the artist’s unique method of access; when the content is able to be consumed, it is found that the data is obsolete.
55” Flatscreen Monitor(modified), Video Playback Circuitry, Optical Film
H: 0.75m W: 3m D: 15cm