katherine behar
katherine behar: this.construction();
art: Cloud Profiles: Weightless Measures
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Statement

In Cloud Profiles: Weightless Measures, a digitized figure, partially engulfed by a cloud, must assume unrecognizable positions to interface with it. The impossible struggle to log a place for oneself in the cloud is a degraded reality that everyday users experience in cloud computing's laborious, often frustrating interfaces. Cloud computing, a colloquial name for loosely networked, web-served applications and data storage, connotes an amorphous nonentity floating innocuously in the ether. But to imagine the cloud as frictionless, immediate, or beyond critique is a "clouded" misperception that misses the gravity of these technologies.

Inspired by the Pera Museum's Anatolian Weights and Measures Collection, this project seeks to restore weight to data's measure.