Painters disconnected

Painters disconnected is a series of mobile phone screnshots showing Google image search for paintings of famous painters as they are shown before the web pages load. What they reveal is a mosaic of images with a predefined layout and color scheme for each search/artist. The color-coded Moondrian-like series of squares only becomes visible in cases of a slow Internet connection, pausing the seamless high-speed transfer of data. This pattern also reveals algorithmic decisionmaking as to the order of images, becoming a catalog in itself. Image search collections are archived per individual painter on an account (@painters_disconnected) on Instagram, one of today's most popular exhibition catalog places.

It was developed in the context of installation for the 10th edition of Seoul Mediacity Biennale, exploring the notion and medium of *art catalogue*.

Painters disconnected Darija Medic