Floris Douma

Floris Douma (NL, 1983) dived into programming languages and and started to build his first websites and scripts. In 2009 Douma graduated with honors at the Design Academy Eindhoven. His two final installations (Crisis Telex and Self Surveillance), used programming code as a creative tool and data as input. They allowed Douma not only to express and reflect on himself but also to tackle wider issues regarding actuality. In his works Douma often uses large amounts of generated and aggregated data as material to tell his story.

Crisis Telex visualizes the stream of news articles on the credit crisis which dominated the media mid 2009. It’s a continuously printing installation of news headlines from all over the world, slowing filling up the cramped space. With the installation Douma not only shows how the credit crisis becomes interwoven with numerous subjects, he also shows how the world press creates a self-fulfilling prophecy  - providing fuel for the problem and therefore allowing the credit crisis to continue.

With Self Surveillance, Douma reflected on his excessive computer usage by monitoring and tracking his internet usage for one week, then processesing this data into animated infographics. The enormous collection of seemingly ordinary information mirrors himself and the viewer. It raises questions about our technological dependancies - are we becoming more and more isolated, voyeuristic and addicted to our computers?


02.10 to 31.12.2011
02.10 to 31.12.2011
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