jananne al-ani
nick crowe
luck kimble
erika tan








  erika tan    
  identinet commission


Erika Tan's work explores ideas of cultural identity, cultural difference, transgression and translation. Her work for identinet consists of a series of downloadable screensavers and other accessories through which the user can customise the desktop of their computer. Although their original function was to protect and refresh the computer screen, screensavers are now available in endless permutations that allow people free rein to express their individuality. By encouraging users to consider a complete makeover of their computer screen, Tan highlights both the surface nature of the changes and the underlying codes and patterns that determine genetic and cultural identity.

re-fresh:/circumstance/choice/chance was produced in collaboration with Ian Kerrigan, Karl Bunyan and Nadine Kennedy from dna.








An Arts Council of England / Channel 4 Collaboration