An altarpiece built for a world in which specific types of digital technology and electronic systems are considered the epitome of progress. Representing a networked system of beliefs, a series of old electronic devices are deconstructed and re-arranged in geometric patterns, connected all together and with their digital media outputs transformed into rhythmic light and vibration flows. This way, the work looks into everyday technologies as reflections of our most existential beliefs. Both materially and conceptually it constitutes an exercise in deconstructing the idea of technology as separate from spirituality and artistic expression, becoming a medium to explore and expose the relations between these realms of human activity in our contemporary society.
At the same time the piece questions the existence of an almost religious order and blind faith in the technological progress of today, it also presents spiritual tools and practices as technological devices themselves, especially useful for a world in constant and accelerated flux. The viewing of Art, Religion and Technology as interconnected practices of human activity interests me because it brings a much more balanced and equilibrated perspective on who we are now than the traditional separation between Technical and Spiritual knowledge.
> This work is presented together with two paintings from the Dordrecht Museum Collection: De Grote of St.Jacobskerk in Den Haag - Johannes Bosboom and Interieur van de Grote of St. Laurenskerk te Alkmaar - J. Bosboom.
The different views from traditional Catholic Churches represent an important part of the sociocultural structures which ruled daily life in medieval times. Spaces for communal gatherings, celebration, education, and governance, Cathedrals were also examples of the most advanced technical knowledge and artistic expression of their times. In relation to my work, these images contribute to my viewing of contemporary technologies as representative expressions of our belief system at the same time as the new “architectures” for self-governance, education and collective sharing.