"Chronovacuum" is a short single-channel video designed to be viewed on a monitor (the usual way it's exhibited) or as a wall projection. Subtitled 'a project in involuntary archiving', "Chronovacuum" is a slideshow-style montage selected from a large archive of webcam images that I collected over three years (2005-2008) from servers all over the world. It is accompanied by a soundtrack I created to evoke the sense of distance and separation you feel when looking at a live webcam feed from halfway around the world.
I am fascinated by the fact that there are now huge numbers of these webcams, generally installed in mundane places, looking but not seeing, recording without witnessing. Their images are mostly auto-archived and rarely ever viewed by humans. They typify for me the new datascape: a world of ignored, instantly lost, accidental beauty.
I've written more about this piece over on my blog, artisallwehave.com
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