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Irad Lee - Dirt!@#

1:00, 2007, Experimental
DiRT!@# is one of a series of audiovisual experiments looking into the nature and behavior of popular internet phenomenon. DiRT!@# is the audiovisual output of a custom-built generative composition tool that uses raw data from a private archive of electronic Spam (aka Junk Mail, abusive messaging systems), which has been archived for research and study purposes of the phenomenon.

DiRT!@# deals with consumption culture and society, looking into the blurred borderlines between our needs and necessities, and the new needs(?) we voluntarily or involuntarily adopted through our exposure to Spam. It examines the medium of Spam as perceived by the individual, who in addition to experiencing Spam, might also act as the main influencing factor over its content and behavior. The generated audiovisual output continuously zooms into the details of electronic Spam and examines it as both a cultural and digital phenomenon, through its different common types. It aims to represent Spam as a mirror reflecting both our natural human necessities and the artificial necessities that the commercial advertisement industries stimulates in us.

DirectorIrad LeeProducerIrad LeeWriterIrad Lee

CountryNetherlandsEdition2008 Screenings29.11.07 - 29.02.08 - Exhibition: Spamology, Medialab Prado, Madrid, Spain.

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