‘scrollbar’ by jan robert leegte, 2002 computer projection, wooden construction, white paint

 

 

 

artist jan robert leegte explores the cross over between the physical and digital worlds through his art. one of his areas of interests is translating iconic elements from digital environments into reality. scrollbars are a frequent feature in these pieces including these two pieces. ‘scrollbar composition’ is a freestanding structure that appears to be a series of digital scrollbars made from wood. the earlier piece ‘scrollbar’ is similar, buy only featuring a single bar. both works are made from wood structure painted white with digital projections of the scrollbars overlaid, animating the scrolling actions.

physical scrollbars by jan robert leegte ‘scrollbar composition’ by jan robert leegte, 2005 

 

physical scrollbars by jan robert leegte ‘scrollbar composition’ by jan robert leegte, 2005

physical scrollbars by jan robert leegte ‘scrollbar composition’ by jan robert leegte, 2005

 

physical scrollbars by jan robert leegte ‘scrollbar composition’ by jan robert leegte, 2005