darko fritz  



migrant navigator


Project by Darko Fritz . since 2002

The project develops to question notions of home and displacement as well as issues of migration, identity and nostalgia. It consists of several parts.

Home . advertising billboards / graphic

The Future of Nostalgia . horticulture unit

Search . horticulture unit

illegal immigrants dis.information . on-line work

[Home]|[Search]|[Home] . series of hand-prints on paper

Migrant Navigator: Navigation Toolbar . series of computer graphic

Migrant Navigator Tools . video [5 min]

Migrant Navigator Xtra Tools . text

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send an e.card Home to your frend [thanx to Get.carted.net . an ongoing art activist e.card project]


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Home . advertising billboards / graphic
The Home graphic consists of an image of the 'Home' icon from the Netscape Navigator browser. Unlike the original 'Home' icon, here it is printed in black and silver and white. The graphic's size is 2 x 2 metres. Within the billboard project is displayed on a white background [variable dimensions up to billboard size; 3 x 4m, 2.5 x 5 m etc.].
The posters are displayed on commercial billboards close to the Croatian borders. A part of the 'Home' icon poster is that there is no further information at the point of the poster. There is no other product behind this advertising campaign, i.e. the poster is advertising it's own image and message.
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The Future of Nostalgia . horticulture unit [flower installation]
The 'Home' icon from Netscape is planted as a 9 x 9 metre flower bad at the city park close to the railway station in Linz, Austria.
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Search .
horticulture unit
The 'Search' interface graphic is planted as a 2.2 x 20 m
at the trijunction of Slovakia, Austria and Hungary.
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illegal immigrants dis.information . on-line work
We are lead into 'home' by repeated iconography of the home button from Netscape including a page where the icon has grown to a square meter. One square meter is 2835 x 2835 pixels, thus the image size vary dependent on user's monitor resolution. Once you get beyond the 'home' icon there are several home pages. Computer-generated collages of partial information which are randomly collected from the web are displayed at different fake home pages. Automation of this technological process is made with the help of chosen keywords using TraceNoizer art software. This process renders pages that are less than helpful and a sort of representation of confused and partial and second hand information.
Powered by works by: Netscape Navigator, Jo van der Spek, TraceNoizer, Kein Mensch is Illegal
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[Home]|[Search]|[Home] . series of hand-prints on paper
Series of handprints by stamps with red Chinese ink on paper. Images coming from 'Home' and 'Search' buttons form Navigation Toolbar of Netscape Navigator internet browser. Stamps carries Chinese pictograms for 'Home' and 'Search'.
paper: 300 gpm . each 70 x 100 cm . Stamps are made of jade . pixel / stamp size: 2 x 2 cm
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Migrant Navigator: Navigation Toolbar . series of computer graphics
Series of computer graphics making the use of the icons from Netscape browser navigation toolbar icons: Home - Search - Home - Back - Home - Forward - Home - Reload - Home - Security - Home - Stop - Home.
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Migrant Navigator Tools . video work
The video work anticipate all phases of the Migrant Navigator project within hybrid form of computer animation, documentary film, artist' documentation and video art.

   

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links

text by Eric Kluitenberg: Not Home [English]
text by Silva Kalcic: Streets are our Brushes, Squares are our Palettes
[English and Croatian]
Imas kucu, vrati dom text by Silva Kalcic [Croatian]

Migrant Navigator @ World-Information.Org Future Heritage exhibition
Migrant Navigator @ ART-e-FACT strategies of resistance e-zine


 

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