is an interactive work constructed dually:
The work investigates the phenomenon of information noise, and takes the form
of a multimedia spectacle containing both philosophical and psychological
content. Using projected newspaper headlines from the international press, it
attempts to demonstrate how ideas, symbols and icons can be transformed by
different media. The intention is to transpose the sensation of global
infonoise into an audio/visual experience that will enable participants to
interact with it. It is an exploration of objectivity within changing cultural
yet from the perspective of the individual
as a gallery installation in real space, and
as a performance event in virtual space.
An 8m fibreglass sculpture forms the heart of the
installation. It provides a surface upon which daily headlines from
international newspapers are projected. The interaction starts when the system
detects a visitor entering the installation space. The system responds with
audio/visual changes directed at the visitor, underlining the personal, unique
nature of perception of the information flux.
phase of the project is an online internet performance in the form of a
theatre event. Here, the virtual space of the internet is constructed as a
theatre, with its usual elements: foyer, stage and auditorium. There is also a
company, with actors, director, composer, technicians and others.
Central to both works is the form of the Moebius strip. This is a very specific
shape imbued with complex meanings - it exists both as a mathematical
abstraction and a real object. Here, it functions as a symbol of the
relationships between real and virtual reality, conscious and unconscious,
rational and emotional and personal and social levels of human activities. The
phenomenon of moving from one side of the strip to the other in a continuous
flow is accepted as a symbol of this class of categories.
Allied to the Moebius is the Ouroborus, an ancient symbol represented by a
snake biting its own tail. It symbolises a secluded developing circle within
oneself, the idea of motion, continuity, parthenogenesis, eternal life. Its
movement is the result of a specific algorithm.
This document contains outlines of both the gallery installation and web event.
The following pages give a closer outline of the web event.