Karl Heinz Jeron
Consult The Oracle is part of Somebody Did Something. Then The People Came.
A video blog with robots as actors and social media content.
One year long daily updates on Youtube.
Motorized wooden toys reuse so-called user generated content for an absurd play. The project is a tap hole of social media.
"In the night there was a big giraffe in the room and a crumpled one: and the big one called out because I took the crumpled one away from it. Then it stopped calling out: and I sat down on top of the crumpled one" Sigmund Freud: Analyse der Phobie eines fünfjährigen Knaben – Kapitel 2
Web 2.0 environments allow mass media audiences to publish their own content, creating a new paradigm of "produsage" with significant consequences on social practices, media and democratic society itself. This output is the raw material for Somebody did something. Then the people came.
Born in 1962 in Memmingen Germany, lives and works in Berlin. From 2000 to 2006 Jeron have been lecturer for Multimedia Art at the University of Arts Berlin. His works have been exhibited at ZKM Karlsruhe, Ars Electronica Linz, Documenta X, ICA London, Walker Art Museum Minneapolis, Berlinischen Galerie Berlin and the Museum of Modern Art San Francisco.