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In 2019, I saw “Dull.life - hack, hustle, historicize” by Constant Dullaart at the Upstream Galery. I was inside the gallery for an hour, after which I was dizzy of all the impressions: visual puns, consumerism, social criticism, self-reflection, visions of the future, everything seemed to have been incorporated into one show. Check back later on his enigmatic website and the laughable unease floats elusively. “Dull.Life” was a show that I thought about a lot afterwards. It is a sorry excuse, but for an art advisor Dullaart’s work is not necessarily the easiest to bring to the attention of your clientele. My plan to convert the visit into a few nice purchases failed miserably. What is striking about “PVA-composition Three Wifi” is the title. If you pronounce it quickly, you get Free Wifi, something that my adolescent son is very much looking forward to on our - in principle - internet-free holidays. Bars and cafes nowadays advertise with clear signs at the door. No Wifi, no patronage. The social media revolution and so-called attention economy is an important theme in Dullaart's oeuvre: the public, users, likers and clickers have become raw materials, to be expressed in money. With an army of self-made fake accounts, Dullaart poignantly shows how our (virtual) world can be influenced, and with it how we can be influenced. It doesn't get much more current in art.