Tim Horntrich and Jens Wunderling
Wednesday, 3 March 2010
Work from self.detach.
“„self.detach“ is a monolithic object, not serving the purpose of analyzing the data by quantity, but following a critical design approach. The Flickr live photo stream is constantly downloaded, all currently posted images moving through the beholders’ field of vision on a small display.
Those images tagged with terms like „me“, „myself“, „i“, „moi“, ich“ and so on are displayed larger than the others and dissolved into a stream of red, green and blue particles, which is continued outside of the screen as physically tangible grains of coloured sand. The identities staged on Flickr.com are, like a finished Mandala, dissolved. The decomposition into the basic colors symbolizes the irrelevance of the digital self.” – Tim Horntrich and Jens Wunderling.