ALAIN VONCK

    


Ruins, internet vernaculaire  & culture pop, 2012
27 x 36cm – 240 pages
“Coming into contact with an outdated web page is an important lesson, which questions the impression that on the net, everything always happens in the present..” – Olia Lialina.

 

What remains from the early days of the World Wide Web?

 

Ruins is an exploration,
Archeological, Digital.
Ruins is witness, Ruins is revelation,
Highlighting the historical, the fictional,
Fragments of the virtual,
Figments of the imagination.
Ruins claims the forgotten heritage
Of awkward aesthetics
Ruins is language,
Vernacular,
Popular,
“Welcome to my homepage”.
Ruins questions amateur culture,
Subversion, radicalization ,
Gif animation.
Ruins is Internet,
Surging out from venerated obsolescence
Bursting forth with liberated adolescence…







PT:
Sediado em Paris, Alain Vonck é um jovem estudante recém-licensiado em design gráfico. Através dos seus estudos, o uso de processos digitais, como bitmaps, arte 3D, ou arte generativa tornaram-se recorrentes no seu trabalho. A sua tese final de mestrado, intitulada de ‘Ruins’, visa determinar o que “permaneceu” da world wide web mais prematura. Com os arquivos encontrados em sites obsoletos, ele cria um diálogo entre o antigo imaginário amador e a nova estética. Desta forma, ‘Ruins’ permite-nos visualizar a Internet do passado, antes da chegada de web designers e redes sociais, quando a Internet foi a mídia do futuro. Este projeto visa também o arquivamento de dados coletados num objeto editorial que nos permite descobrir mais sobre estéticas antigas, jogos MUD, mundos virtuais abandonados, navegação de internet precoce, e-zines, entre outros.

O seu trabalho tem sido influenciado por pesquisas de Olia Lialina em ‘A Vernacular Web‘, Archive team e Internet Archive.

ENG: Based in Paris, Alain Vonck is a newly-graduated student in graphic design. Trough his studies, the use of digital process like bitmaps, 3D or generative art become recurrent in his work. His master diploma project called ‘Ruins’ aims at determining what “remains” of the early world wide web. With archives found on obsoletes sites, he creates a dialogue between old amateur imaginary and the new aesthetic. ‘Ruins’ thus allows us to visualize the internet of the past before the arrival of web designers and social networks when internet was the media of the future. This project also aims at archiving the data collected in an editorial object and allows us to know more about old aesthetics, MUD games, abandonned virtual worlds, old internet navigation, e-zines, among others.

His work has been influenced by Olia Lialina researches on ‘A Vernacular Web‘, Archive team and Internet Archive.

ALAIN VONCK.