sinceyouwerequarantined.com

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A broadcast web stream created by connecting screen saver software to a directory containing all of the images that passed through my browser during the COVID-19 lockdown period in Berlin (March 27 - June 5, 2020). You can live with the work over an extended period of time by leaving it running in fullscreen mode on a computer in the home, on a phone while it charges, or in PIP mode (Chrome browser) while you answer emails. The piece is at: http://sinceyouwerequarantined.com⁣\

For sinceyouwerequarantined.com, Evan Roth used wallpaper editing software to recycle the images that had been stored in the memory of his computer during lockdown, i.e. between March 22nd and May 5th 2020. He creates a screen saver. Working in a similar manner to Since You Were Born, the site-specific installation in the entrance to the Jeu de Paume that opened “Le Supermarché des Images” exhibition, he presents a world of images resulting from the personal and professional explorations stored in his internet cache over a given period. His entire search history, including shopping, various photos and texts (not forgetting album covers) comprises an extraordinary portrait of the times we are living in. More than ever before, the screens of our smart devices bear witness to our projects for the future, our fears and desire to escape. Dolly Parton rubs shoulders with Japanese anime and new series on Netflix in this sample of the galaxy of images that forms like a cloud around each of us.

— Jeu de Paume


Project produced with the support of Jeu de Paume. Web development by cosmic.berlin.