The Canadian artist Jon Rafman’s (1981, Quebec) videofilms and installations focus on the ‘social applications’ of digital media. He is fascinated by the way in which our behavior, our social life and even our identity changes due to the possibilities of the internet and virtual platforms.
In his obtrusive and often alarming videofilms, Rafman touches upon the state of mind in which the contemporary user of digital technology finds himself. Humor, melancholia and alienation go hand in hand.
The exhibition is part of the Stedelijk Contemporaries, a sequence of solo exhibitions by a promising generation of artists.