This video is a "mock-up" of a multiple monitor video installation I made in 2014-15. A protagonist tells a story about staying current, connected and calibrated in a fast-changing hyper-monitored world. The video was shot with multiple cameras and distributed across several screens to form a landscape; one of the videos has been stitched into a panoptic 360-degree view. Within this subverted horizon, I perform a monologue that is part diagnostic, part experiential commentary, and part technical changelog. The text is written out data I collected from online forums and user-generated product reviews about tools and apps designed for monitoring and tracking the human body and atmospheric conditions. I harness the language and expertise of others to describe the condition of the fleeting, ephemeral nature of technological experience.
I composed the sound using analog and digital tools of different generations including Serge modules and a sound harmonizing program on an Amiga computer, during a Signal Culture residency. The video channels are presented on monitors of different brands and size. A five channel iteration of Air on the Go is presented on tablets, phones, and media players.
Premiered in 2014 as a four channel piece; a new five channel iteration was presented in 2015.