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Photo Manuel-Fernandez

Manuel Fernández, Málaga, 1977.


His artistic practice begins at the intersection of art, popular culture and Internet. He explores the impact of technologies on society and their consequences in the way we perceive and experience reality.

He investigates on new processes involved in the creation and production of the art object, in its distribution, presentation and in their consumption in the era of Internet of things.

Fernández has several works at the Artbase of Rhizome at the New Museum NYC and has been exhibited in the Americas, Europe and Asia, including The Museum of Moving Image, New York, The Armory Show, New York, PHotoespaña Madrid, Art Basel Miami Beach, ARCO Madrid, The Photographers Gallery, London, Galerie Verney-Carron, Lyon, Paradise. A space for screen addiction, Marseille, Xpo Gallery, Paris and Super Dakota, Brussels.

Manuel has been one of the jurors of "ERROR 415" Award in New Media organized by ArtSlant in 2013 and has been awarded with the ARCO-BEEP Electronic Art Award
in 2014.

His work have been featured in multiple outlets, including El País, Liberation, Triangulation Blog, I like this art, Dazed Digital, FastCo Blog, Complex Blog, O Fluxo Blog, trend magazine Notodo and Minus Space Blog, among others.

His work “On Kawara Time Machine” won the 9th edition of the ARCO-BEEP Electronic Art Award.

Work at the Collection: On Kawara Time Machine

artwork On Kawara Timemachine, 2011

On Kawara Time Machine, 2011

Is a Internet work in progress project. A javascript counter automates the On Kawara time based works from the beginning of "Date paintings" in January 4, 1966, to the actual date checked in the operating system clock.

The CSS code takes the look of the paintings, using white futura bold typography on black background.

The Project will be completed at the date of the death of On Kawara, including a new variable in the code, the counter will count from the origin of "Date paintings" to the date of his dead.

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