HOLIDAY DOUBLES & CRAFT FAIR
December 2, 2017
The interactive, Web-based works of Rafaël Rozendaal involve the visitors and, thanks to the computer mouse, allow them to become "users" of the works because they are forced to actively control the work within a spatial-aesthetic arrangement designed by Rozendaal. In Color Flip for example, users can tear off sheets of paper from a virtual pad. Initially, this activity appears playful and exciting, but soon the user realizes that it could be continued infinitely without any change or pursuing a particular goal, as in a computer game. At this moment, a doubtful irritation comes up, which confronts the user with the question about the sense and meaning of their own activity. Rafaël Rozendaal‘s interactive works can be used infinitely and therefore throw its users back to themselves.