Dirk Paesmans


Artwork description

A3911.17 is one of a series of 3d scans by Dirk Paesmans processed over a 3 year span. The scans are of people in museums and galleries looking at art. In this scan, updated for Augmented Reality, a TV on the museum wall becomes a window into the world in which it is placed, creating a delightfully complex interplay between layers of mediation.

About the artist

Dirk Paesmans is an artist working and living in Dordrecht, the Netherlands. He studied under Nam June Paik at the Staatliche Kunstakademie Düsseldorf before attending CADRE, the electronic arts laboratory at San Jose State University in California. He started his career as a video artist, and since 1995 has been working together with Joan Heemskerk. Both form the artist collective JODI, known for its pioneering net-based artworks.