If we ever live in a post-computer world, how will we remember what the internet was like? What sort of physical artifacts exist as reminders of the ways in which we communicated. GIF IRL 1 (Graphics Interchange Format In Real Life) is an imagination of such a future. Each frame of the popular internet GIF “Party Parrot” is veneer inlayed on the inside of a plywood ring. Mirrors reflect each frame of the animation as as the object spins.
The piece was made for “Childs Play” an exhibition at Boston’s Society of Arts and Crafts about playful objects that elicit feelings of childlike joy.