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MILIEU NOIR

2014

Steel cable, mini speakers, stereo sound loop –electronic voices, led light, variable size (about 200cm x 300cm x 240cm)

Exhibition view photo courtesy of the artist

In its setting in nature (Überschreitungen, Symposion Lindabrunn) the work emerges as light and sound in a black wooden cabinet

Personal insights and public crises of social structures are depicted in the daily flow of nowadays communications, specifically in internet social networks. This osmotic and permeable matter that expands from electronic and wireless artefacts is travelling at different frequencies around us. The artwork comments on the density of this invisible traffic reflecting messages captured wall to wall. The immersive ethereal network structures follow the concept and diagrams of distributed networks as suggested by engineer Paul Baran in the 1960s. The emitter environment displays a sound collage in which narratives originating in the internet social networks are randomly overlapping. The collage, an embodiment of virtual creatures, whispers intimate messages and news. The machine voices attempt to deconstruct the original data expanding it into a new fictional reality.

  

Video Teaser of Milieu

Site-specific settings:​

(2017) Transitions of Energy, K. H. Renlund Museum, Kokkola (FI)

(2016) Transitions of Energy, Kajaani Art Museum (FI)

(2015) Premio Fundacion Andreani a las Artes Visuales, Centro Cultural Borges (AR)

(2015) Transitions of Energy, Kunsthalle Lab Bratislava (SK)

(2015) Überschreitungen, Symposion Lindabrunn (AT)

(2014) paraflows .9 Intimacy , Künstlerhaus Vienna (AT)