horticultural unit and live video webcast
2014 . Botanical Garden - University of Latvia, Riga . live webcast . internet art (2016)
200 OK is a horticultural unit made of Sesleria plants in size 2 x 7 meters. A live internet video stream shows the site of the installation embedded in natural and social (inter)actions over three months. The installation is made in form of a low-resolution screen reading the text “200 OK”. The surroundings of the art installation are captured in such a manner by the camera that the plant-shaped letters 200 OK acting as a film subtitle.
200 OK is part of the Internet Error Messages series of artworks that has been developed by Darko Fritz since 2001. In particular, the message “200 OK” is a status code showing that the request has succeeded. The information returned with the response is dependent on the method used in the request. The interpretation of the work “200 OK” is open, and doesn’t necessary fit into any single interpretation frame.
Internet art project 200_OK [video webcast archive] using archived images from the webcast.
Horticulture unit 200 OK is produced by RIXC, Riga and supervised by landscape architect Inga Langenfelde, Botanical Garden - University of Latvia.
Presented at the FIELDS Exhibition curated by Rasa Smite, Raitis Smits and Armin Medosch at the Arsenals Exhibition Hall of the Latvian National Museum of Art (May 15 – August 3, 2014) and live webcast at http://220.127.116.11/ (Username: user, Password: user).
Internet art project 200_OK [video webcast archive] is produced by net.cube 2016.
200 OK is part of the Internet Error Messages project by Darko Fritz [since 2001].