From Stefano Stefanini youtube page;
“SMART-EXIB is a fake head on which I applied some QR codes. QR codes — QR stands for Quick Response — are square images on whose inside we can find little black modules that create and apparently pointless drawing. You can download online for free a useful scancode that will reveal the real message inside the QR code, a message that can be of any kind. Each QR that the user finds on SMART-EXIB leads them to a different online video about my art.
SMART-EXIB becomes a sort of personal art gallery by using the main features of the world wide web: in spite of its being tridimensional and tangible, it does not fit into a physical space. SMART-EXIB can be displayed in any art gallery but it can also easily appear in public and private spaces thanks to its lightness and to the fact that it can be carried in a purse. If I am given the chance, I will display SMART-EXIB out of my hometown, greatly reducing the aforementioned expenses. Moreover, SMART-EXIB can be viewed as an artwork that enables the interaction among art, technology and communication. It also raises awareness on how one day the new medias could easily clear those spaces conventionally dedicated to art by giving a voice to those artists with no shortcuts nor contacts. This is exactly what is already happening with the Street Art. The video that you are currently watching, is a presentation of this artwork, which is also linked to in the mouth of SMART-EXIB through a QR code. SMART-EXIB can only be used by those who own a smartphone, a tablet or any other device that is able to detect QR codes.
This makes SMART-EXIB elitist, and here is the reason why so:
as long as we will not be able to face all of the expenses that we have to afford, as artists we have the right to say:
“Why is it that everybody can reach my art, but my art cannot reach everybody without money? How do you feel knowing that you cannot see me because you cannot afford to be “smart”?”
Well, my dear user, you just stepped into my shoes.”
Qr code post