DIFFUSION FESTIVAL 2019 / CASTLE ST GALLERY

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THE NEMESIS MACHINE BY STANZA

The Nemesis Machine is a large installation representing the complexities of the real time city as an ever shifting and morphing system. It visualises life in the metropolis on the basis of real time data transmitted from a network of sensors, enabling the replica city of electronic components reflects in real time what is happening outside. In appearance, the Nemesis Machine is like Big Brother through the lens of the Internet of Things. It gives visitors a bird’s eye view of a cybernetic cityscape, a sonic and visually animated cluster of skyscrapers constructed of silicon and circuit boards.

TIMESHIFTS / BEFORE THE CONTENT BY KURT LAURENZ THEINERT

Hide the resistant – make visible the ephemeral. A new principle to represent time in photography. The Timeshifts series uses a typical photographic principle to represent time in a new way. The fact that negative and positive mutually neutralize themselves in colour, brightness and contrast. Unlike other photographic means such as motion blur or sequence Timeshifts only shows the change in time – all other image content neutralizes to 50 % gray. Like two different positions provide spatial vision, overlaying two moments in time shows a space of time.

FOLEY OBJECTS BY JONNA KINA

The Foley Objects series involves a game of synaesthesia. The work contains images of very disparate objects bearing captions that offer seemingly unconnected definitions. After studying the image, the viewer is able to understand that the words refer to the sound generated by the objects that are portrayed, that they give us a mental reference to an experience which has nothing to do with the image.