Niels Bonde 2012

The Secrets of the Magnetic Stripe

By nielsbonde, 2nd May 2012

1994 -2012 installation view, Experimentarium, Hellerup Denmark.

A light installation is fed with coded information from a credit card reader upon issuing payment, translating the stored information into a light display.

The Secret of the Magnetic Stripe, 2012

“As an artist he has been active and working on topics related to the way information is made both accessible and rendered abstract on the internet since its very beginnings. Since then he has continuously researched the complex shifts of notions of interactivity, the growing importance of images as currency, in particular in social media, and the large field of surveillance, and its psychological implications. Applying his work to diverse media, ranging from transferring popular imagery from the web into traditional oil paint- ings. or increasing the abstraction of youtube videos through ccustom made LED display screens, to permanent public large-scale interactive installations, such as the ”Secrets of the Magnetic Stripe” at the Experimentarium in Hellerup, where a light installation is fed with coded information from a credit card reader upon issuing payment, translating the stored information into a light display. Bridging the space between the virtual and the physical, pieces like these show a deeper concern with technology and its effects, not only on esthetics but also on ethics, finding ever new forms for contemporary representations of a continuing conundrum of our times.”

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Andreas Schlaegel 2014.
Mr. Schlaegel is an artist based in Berlin. As a critic he is writing for Frieze d / e (Berlin), Spike (Wien), Flash Art (Milano), / 100 (Berlin) and Kunstkritikk (Oslo).