#Digital Agora

Interactive audiovisual installation
Kinect, Mac book pro laptop, stereo audio system, projector.

    Vienna, June 2016
The Internet has become the most advanced form of public space which ever existed, a digital Agora that aims to abolish all boundaries and include everyone at the same level. The incredible information’s flow of which it’s constituted is provided by a gigantic number of users, with the data they’re consciously providing as well as the metadata which is automatically inherited by their existence.

When entering the room, the visitor is confronted to an endless scroll of text, constituted of a real time monitoring of the most trending topics on twitter. The text is transformed in an unreadable flow due to the incredible amount of data created worldwide, making each voice inaudible.
Walking towards the screen, the shape of the visitors is materialized by particles emerging from the data flow, modeling the individual from the community.
The shape is responding to the movement of the visitor but its structure is constantly changing, reflecting the « plurality » of the individual components.
The visitors of the event can influence their representation by sending a tweet including the hashtag #untaggable.

This work aims to reflect on the relationship between the physical world and its virtual depiction, considering the ephemeral quality of the digital world as a crucial aspect for the viewer’s representation. This virtual environment offers a combination between a depiction of the physical space of the installation, responding to the analog paradigm “here and now”, and at the same time, the digital agora represented by the never ending flow of real time data on social medias.