0/1 Dataflow #1
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0/1 Dataflow #1

0/1 Dataflow

2000-2001

The lin­gui­stic image of data stre­ams that irri­gate, so to speak, our infor­ma­tion society pur­ports to be gra­phic. But what do the life veins of the digi­tal world really look like? Long before the Inter­net became part of almost eve­r­yo­ne’s daily rou­tine, Henrik Spoh­ler set out as if on an expe­di­tion to explore the jungle that lay behind it. What he came upon was a cli­ni­cally-clean world – the samen­ess of steel boxes enliv­e­ned only by the colour­ful vines of cable bund­les. Cold neon light trans­forms the deser­ted tech­ni­cal rooms into a kind of space­ship world: the images reveal the monot­ony of the tech­no­logy behind the caco­phony of infor­ma­tion, expo­sing just how »con­struc­ted« eve­r­y­thing we have already accep­ted as almost natu­ral com­po­n­ents of our life in ‘Di­gi­ta­ly’ really is. Yet these images are in no way anti-tech­no­logy. Ins­tead they convey the ambi­guous fas­ci­na­tion of that unknown sphere beyond the colour­ful moni­tor screen, where there are no bris­kly flo­wing visi­ble rivers, but only ser­vers quietly soug­hing.

 

 

Edi­tion Braus, 2004, ISBN 978-3-9809677-9-2
Text by Huber­tus von Ame­lun­xen, eng­lish/deutsch
56 pages, 20 colour plates, hard­co­ver, 30,5 x 24,5 cm