Sometimes Always / Sometimes Never / Sometimes /// 2007 /// Interactive User Installation
/// Giselle Beiguelman

Sometimes Always / Sometimes Never / Sometimes discusses the visual horizons of nomadic culture and its entropic and saturated environments. Its point of departure is that nowadays life is seen through windows and screens and each moment appears as a movie frame that consumes and erases itself as soon as it is processed.
The project consists of an interactive projection, based on generative systems, which allow the audience to shoot images with cell phone video cameras and send them, via Bluetooth, to big screens. If one draws the computer mouse across the screen, the video then fragments into single pictures, which can then be recombined by a renewed movement of the mouse. By using the keyboard, the interactors introduce colored filters on the new images. When someone ceases to move the mouse, the original film restarts over the layers built by the interactors on the screen. The result is an imagetic and dynamic palimpsest, which consumes itself following an entropic logic, where saturation produces erasure and fluid memories mediated by experiences of difference and repetition.
Sometimes Always/Sometimes Never/Sometimes is a result of other projects by the artist, based on processing and Java scripts, and was recompiled and updated by Bastian Hemminger for YOU_ser exhibition at the ZKM.  
(Text: Giselle Beiguelman)

Giselle Beiguelman (*1962 in São Paulo, Brazil) lives in São Paulo and works as media artist, multi-media essayist and as Professor at the Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP). She has developed numerous art projects for mobile telephones, the web, SMS, MMS, internet streaming and electronic billboards. Her works focus primarily on the integration of art into public life.


Photo: Giselle Beiguelman

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