“The biggest mistake of my life.”, said the junior developer behind the line of code for the original infinite scroll content display technique. This artwork captures the essence of our contemporary digital experience by presenting an abstracted pixel display of such an infinite screen interaction. The piece compresses virtual space and brings it back to the viewer in an out of focus, corrupted and hand-made format. Through the use of spray-painted mesh decal brushstrokes, a series of moiré effects are achieved on a flat surface. A range of web elements can be recognised; including HDR-like colours, JPG distortions and chromatic aberration effects, all presented in an overblown, oversized, overstimulating imaginary handheld screen. Rather than representing digital media, the artwork reflects it, evoking the feeling of being immersed in our screens and the technological landscapes we inhabit.
"Djuro’s work at first seems a bright and bold venture into a digital world of computer graphics. But the soft colours hide a harder reality. Under their surface is a different world – a manipulative and seductive place of traps and fault lines, disruptive, dangerous and overwhelming. She is interested in the very contemporary tension between the real and virtual worlds, and how our dependence on ever more powerful technology creates confusion between the two."
~ Leslie Manasseh, Brixton Blog