Internet technologies such as web browsers, search engines and social media contribute to a new way of life. In it, the primary goal of art is to connect people in a world without borders.
Try explaining "a world without borders" to Donald Trump or the frothy-mouthed hard-right UK press and see where it gets you.
Not only has de Vries' studio - Studio Irma - developed this concept but they have also developed a new colour: a shade of pink designed "to induce energy and dopamine".
One might picture a Barbie house-like installation from the aforementioned quote but the use of colour, shape, reflection and sensory stimulation offers something much more considered, and much more stimulating. We could try to analyse the exhibition in greater detail, but what the hell. The blurb here says that de Vries' art "... makes people feel happy" and who can argue with that most basic and yet most underfed emotion?
Reflecting Forward is on until September at Moco; info here.