The Serpentine presented a new video work by Tabor Robak in the Magazine Restaurant at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery as part of its autumn season.
Robak (b. 1986 in Portland, Oregon) is a new media artist living and working in New York. His work includes computer generated images (CGI) to create animated visualisations of virtual worlds.
Drinking Bird Seasons (2015) is a new single-channel video work by Robak. It displays an abstract landscape of colours and patterns suggestive of a smart phone’s lock screen. The continuous stream of CGI animation is overlaid with an electronic phone clock showing the passing of days in compliance with the Gregorian calendar. It is juxtaposed with fictional holidays and constant live news updates. This internet-enabled animation serves as a commentary on the intrusiveness of digital information and the reliance on technical devices.
Supported by Spas and Diliana Roussev.