interactive
network installation

I was browsing on the internet when I found a picture which was a vizualization of one day's  aircraft traffic on the traditional 'Mercator' map. The picture shows the aircraft departure and arrival location of lines connecting which result in an exciting drawing. However, the picture was  calculated based on mere statistics visualized. The result is predictable  because the airports and the number of the routes are given. Consequently, the visualization result  almost always remains the same. I loved the data set visualization, but I did not like the static nature and anonymity. What would happen - I asked the question - if the result of the visualization would be created by an interactive process in which the people themselves are involved in. The process itself can be comparable to  generative computer graphics. Image produced by algorithms based on image data describing the contents of visual information that can be displayed in graphical peripherals (eg, monitor, printer). In contrast to the routing of aircraft I would ask the participant to select the country he came from on the map. Then connect it to a string with the country to which he wants to travel or wants to live. The following participants will pick up on the same algorithm in the previous process where it left off. The process thus results generated by the participants, constantly changing visual image. The result is not determined. In the process, the number of the participants are constantly changing, along with the national aspirations. A similar process takes place in a situation when you put a few drops of ink  into a glass of water, the ink mixes with the water and it changes the object . Only the glass position remains constant, the other "participant" in the process is continuous and unpredictable  which  can not be calculated, thus creating a constantly changing visual effect. 

Exhibited at - RESIDENT EVIDENT - Erasmus student's exhibition of ESADMM / MAD Galery, Marseille

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