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<nettime> a parallel image - installation documentation now online
Gebhard Sengmüller on Fri, 30 Oct 2009 18:40:30 +0100 (CET)

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<nettime> a parallel image - installation documentation now online


a new installation by Gebhard Sengmueller, in collaboration with Franz  

“A Parallel Image” is an electronic camera obscura. This media- 
archaeological, interactive sculpture is based on the fictive  
assumption that the currently still valid principle of electronically  
transmitting moving images, namely by breaking them down into single  
images and image lines, was never discovered. The result is an  
apparatus that attempts a highly elaborate parallel transmission of  
every single pixel from sender to receiver. This is only possible by  
connecting camera and monitor using about 2,500 cables. Unlike  
conventional electronic image transmission procedures, “A Parallel  
Image” is technologically completely transparent, conveying to the  
viewer a correspondence between real world and transmission that can  
be sensually experienced.

you can find installation views of "a parallel image" at:

and a video at:

Gebhard Sengmueller is an artist working in the field of media  
technology, currently based in Vienna, Austria. Since 1992, he has  
been developing projects and installations focussing on the history of  
electronic media; creating alternative ordering systems for media  
content; and constructing autogenerative networks. His work has been  
shown extensively in Europe, the US and Japan, among others in venues  
such as Ars Electronica Linz, the Venice Biennale, the Institute of  
Contemporary Arts London, Postmasters Gallery NYC, the Museum of  
Contemporary Photography Chicago, the FCMM Festival Montreal, or the  
ICC Center Tokyo (http://www.gebseng.com).

contact information:
Gebhard Sengmueller
Leopoldsgasse 6-8/8
A-1020 Wien
tel +43 699 15 45 59 29
fax +43 1 545 59 29
email gebseng {AT} gebseng.com

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