David Jablonowski, *1982 in Bochum, GER, lives and works in Amsterdam, NED; studied at Rietveld Akademie Amsterdam and De Ateliers Amsterdam, Amsterdam, NED 2014/2015 Hype Cycle, Gallery Fons Welters, Amsterdam, NED 2014 To Satisfy Algorithms / Still Life with Asparagus, Lüttgenmeijer, Berlin, GER 2012 Blue Greens, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster, GER
David Jablonowski’s interest is commerce in the digital age. His installation Hello Prediction! / Data Mining deals with such themes as corporate espionage in the Internet or the manufacture of raw materials for high-tech equipment. It makes use of videos, pictures and texts found in the internet, as well as classical sculptural materials. His Prosumer Monument is made with smoothed plasterboard, transparent cubes of acryl glass, printed foil, cinnamon sticks, orange peel and a monitor which displays film footage from online platforms. A montage of shots of factory floors with machines in operation and everyday scenes of nature and animals, sheds light on the mutual relationship between the production and the use of high quality cameras. Pictures showing the production of the microchips needed for the camera are placed next to video clips which the purchasers have made with them, in order to check their technical performance. Private users and multinational companies, nature and industry as well as organic and artificial materials from the world of commerce merge in the sculpture to give a medial unit which cannot be separated, either formally or as regards content, into simple pairs of opposites.