Elmgreen & Dragset Powerless Sculpture, Fig. 101 on my IPad wallpaper.
I have talked about s[edition] before and how excited I was about it and the idea of digital art on our mobile devices, and I finally downloaded my first piece. Conclusion? Grossly unimpressed. On the website it shows the piece rotating, so I was under the impression I was going to receive an ongoing video-esque piece for my IPad. This is how it shows all the pieces, moving, lights flickering…dynamic. I downloaded from “my vault” the piece you see above, and what did I get? Just a regular high res image of the piece. No movement, no activity, just a static image. I thought at first I did something wrong, and I redownloaded it on different devices, through different channels, and nothing.
I mean, while the photography is better lit and probably with better access I will get to some of the pieces they show, it really isn’t any different than me taking a high res image of a piece of art I like and posting it on my iPad.
Potentially I could have done something wrong, and I should be receiving a moving image, but the site made it too difficult for me to try and figure out that avenue so I am not going to give it another try. It was such a good idea, so poorly executed.
If any of you have experience with this site and can tell me I have done this correctly or horribly wrong, it would be much appreciated. For now, I’ll just look at my pretty image and be glad that I got it on a promotion that meant I didn’t actually have to pay for anything.