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- Interactive Video
- Multiscreen Installation
- Audiovisual Performance
Restberlin is a highly interactive audiovisual database of over 300.000 selected photographs captured in Berlin within the last 10 years.
A custom made animation and controller software continuously pulls image sequences from the database and delivers an audiovisual stream of contextualized high-resolution imagery.
Subjects are public places & events, leisure, non-personal documentary of daily public life in Berlin. The entire collection is screened in chronological sequences at variable speed, synced to the tempo of incoming sound.
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.
My 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.
Eternal Light [Restberlin] is a longterm and ongoing project. The goal is to provide a living archive of Berlin for a period of 10 years from August 2009 to August 2019.
Photography, Performance & Editing:
Software: Eternal Light EL1
Both the software and the imagery are created & taken by the artist.
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