V2_Community presents Matthias Oostrik's plplpl.pl::scrutiny.
Friday September 16th
16:00 to 22:00 open for public (free entrance!)
Saturday September 17th
11:00 to 19:00 open for public (free entrance!)
plplpl.pl::scrutiny. can also be seen on the TodaysArt festival in the Hague (22-25 September)
plplpl.pl is an interactive antisurveillance machine. A technoir espionage object originating from
the set of La Jetee, Blade Runner or THX1138. A mechanical cluster of wires, displays and cameras,
searching for a deviant audience.
plplpl.pl uses the latest technologies from the surveillance industry to observe and record its
audience. The behavior of visitors is distinctly analysed, judged and correlated to similar actions of
earlier audience members. On the surface of the machine appears an ever expanding and mutating
rhyme of alliterating actions, seemingly trapped by digital surveillance algorithms.
However, when a visitor exhibits unusual or deviant behavior, the machine responds in a burst of
joy in an ode to the queerness of this visitor.
The four chapters of the installation: scrutiny, synchronicity, singularity and supremacy will be
exhibited throughout the Netherlands during 2016 and 2017.
Scrutiny. The machine observes the audience. Tryouts with a focus on computer vision and data
gathering. Krux Amsterdam (February 2016), huis Utrecht during the Creative Industries Fund
gathering (June 2016) and V2 (September 16th and 17th 2016)
Synchronicity. Correlating the audience's behavior. Official premiere of the machine on location in
Amsterdam. (November 2016)
Singularity. The Machine forms opinions about the audience's behavior. In collaboration with the
NFestival in Amsterdam. (April 2017)
Supremacy. Judgement. (unknown)
plplpl.pl::scrutiny from Matthias Oostrik on Vimeo.
Matthias Oostrik |1980| is an artist and software developer, based in Amsterdam. Oostrik creates
audiovisual installation works that question technological developments and their impact on our
lives. His work combines elements of digital art, installation art and film and makes use of
experimental manmachine interaction.
In recent years his work was shown at Benaki Museum (GR) EYE (NL), Lexus Hybrid Art Fair (RU),
Silicon Valley Contemporary (US),Soft Control (SI),Mapping Festival (CH) andTodaysArt (NL).
Oostrik collaborated with artist and scientist, including Marina Abramovic and Suzanne Dikker
(MMMG, Mutual Wave MAchine), Raphael Diluzio (Voices of Design) and Antoine Jully (Hidden
Partners & Advisors
Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst
Diederik Schoorl: tech artist
Pandelis Diamantides: sonic artist