Joep van Liefland

“portable internet”

Opening 21. März 2020

“The message of electric light is like the message of electric power in industry, totally radical, pervasive, and decentralized. For electric light and power are separate from their uses, yet they eliminate time and space factors in human association exactly as do radio, telegraph, telephone, and TV, creating involvement in depth.
A fairly complete handbook for studying the extensions of man could be made up from selections from Shakespeare. Some might quibble about whether or not he was referring to TV in these familiar lines from Romeo and Juliet:

But Soft! What light through yonder window breaks?
It speaks, and yet says nothing.”

Marshall McLuhan
“Understanding Media”

Joep van Liefland
Untitled (Last Light), 2016
Video cassettes, video sleeves, wood, aluminium, plexiglas
125 × 105 × 15