Stefan Landrock - Design & Software
<em>2011 - ongoing</em>
Eternal Light [Restberlin]
- Interactive Video
- Multiscreen installation
Eternal Light [Restberlin] is a non-linear & interactive movie based on an database of over 70.000 selected photographs taken in Berlin within the last 5 years.
A custom made animation and controller software continuously creates an audiovisual stream of high-resolution imagery. Both the software and the photographs are created & taken by the artist.
Subjects are public places & events, leisure, non-personal documentations of daily life. The entire collection is screened in chronological sequences at variable speed, synced to the tempo of incoming sound.
The work raises questions considering the relationship between time, image, control and collectivity of our memory/data in modern day reality. It is also an obsession with the city of Berlin and its fast, overlayering and ever changing impact of activities. Eternal Light is an attempt to sequence this vast amount of digital memories and represents in itself both a solution and a problem: Paradoxically, the more images we gather the more they disappear. Their abundance makes them almost invisible.
The actual exhibit has neither a beginning nor predictable duration as it runs endlessly and continuously produces new versions when parameters are changed. By its nature, the stream is non-replicable as it is dependent on various parameters: content filters, animation settings, user interactions and audio feed.
Eternal Light [Restberlin] is an ongoing project.
OSX 10.9.3 Maverick, 16GB RAM, 500GB SSD
Eternal Light Software
Tablet: iPad3, OS7
FullHD Beamer or 4K screen
Sound: Speaker or Bluetooth headphones
Software: Eternal Light EL1
Camera: Lumix GH1 & GH2
Photography & Editing: Stefan Landrock
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