Tag: Jon Rafman


Canadian Jon Rafman is best known for ‘The Nine Eyes of Google street View’. These x2 videos are from his piece ‘Glass Troll Cave’.

Still Life (Betamale)

“He stresses the distancing effect of digital technology and the new media. In his installations, photographs and videos he brings a melancholy, rueful eye to our social interactions and virtual communities, and the disconcerting realities they give rise to”. [1]


“Glass Troll Cave is an installation in the form of a viewing booth with room for only one visitor – or a hardcore gamer. The films that are shown in it, Erysichthon, Mainsqueeze and Still Life (Betamale), make up a trilogy that shows the hold of technology on contemporary consciousness”. [2]