The Website div.[property] consists of an animation in which the two standard desktop background images of the Mac Leopard and Windows XP operating systems intersect horizontally, vertically and diagonally in a constant rotation. It playfully enacts the split in the user community between these two most frequently used operating systems.
As in their famous game-modification works, these two pioneers of Internet art separate individual elements of a commercial product from their original context and reassemble them as a new Internet artwork. Usually, the deconstruction is accompanied by a shift in roles, as is the case here, where the images change from static backgrounds to leading actors in a new work.
(Text: Bettina Back)