In Net/Barrier the two halves of the issue are joined side-by-side to illicit two different reactions and hold them in stark contrast to each other. The Barrier is a symbol for the internet without net neutrality – a web that is impenetrable and thus composed of trip-wire-thin barbed wire woven into a square fencing. While at a distance the red metallic wire is seductive, upon closer examination one sees the inherent danger in the details. The Net is a symbol of Net Neutrality – a web that is soft, irregular allowing for variety and uniqueness, and can be cast wide to catch any number of possible random results from the www’s output.
Please note in exhibition view, the piece on the left of Net/Barrier is by artist Alejandro Casazi.
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