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Urban video-chat environment

Over the past decades digitization has radically changed our lives and our environment. The technology and electronic apparatus with which we surround ourselves has had a vast influence on how we function in the world. Yet we often take all the technological genius around us for granted, and don't always realize that this was all conceived and made by man. Andela creates a small-scale video chat network within the exhibition space of Noorderlicht photo festival. Through monitors which are hung at various points through the exhibition, you come face to face with other visitors who also find themselves on the network at that moment. Thanks to special image analysis software, which was developed for this project by the Multimedia Lab of the University of Ghent, every time you blink your eyes, you get to see someone else. At the same time you see how other are moving through the space and viewing the exhibition. It is a matter of viewing viewing.

Marleen Andela is an independent artistic researcher with an interest in code

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