MAKING IS KONITONG delves into the dichotomy between artificiality and authenticity that defines our digital age. It employs stark, high-contrast imagery alongside halftone patterns to evoke the unrefined energy reminiscent of punk rock aesthetics, while the absurd, AI-generated language captures the chaotic essence of digital life.
These works articulate the discrepancy between our carefully curated online selves and our true identities, using nonsensical phrases and visually manipulated figures as symbols for the personas we sculpt in virtual spaces—personas often misaligned with our true nature. They serve as a metaphor for the cryptic algorithms dictating our digital exchanges and the enigmatic allure of artificial intelligence.
In a sense, these works are digital “readymades,” appropriating AI’s raw outputs into artistic contexts. The overlay of text reflects the palimpsest-like nature of the internet, where information is endlessly superimposed and reinterpreted. They remind us that our online lives are in perpetual flux, with our digital personas constantly evolving.