This video is an interview following Jerome LOL, whose work heavily draws from and incorporates the visuals of early internet aesthetics. He’s a musician in an emerging dance genre and his music videos are internet experiences full of references to Web 1.0 images and graphics. The way he discusses his work and the role of the internet highlights the collaborative aspect of internet works and the sense of individual ownership that comes from the democratization of the online world.
Summary from VICE: ”Jerome LOL is a young artist who found his niche in re-appropriating .gifs and images from the early days of the Internet—a time he calls web 1.0. His work hits a certain nostalgic nerve. He spoke with VICE about growing up with the Internet and finding his significance as an artist in the way he represents himself online.”