White Noise

Watching live streams of web cameras is among the many possibilities of shared experience the internet offers us. Whether in the form of traffic, wildlife or private cameras, it allows us to witness events that are happening at the same moment in time, but are physically far away.

 

The video work White Noise consists of a series of still images, that have been screenshot of such live streams. The work plays with the fascination and eeriness of watching someone or something far away without them being aware of it, without really being there. At the same time White Noise picks up on the question of distance and whether a virtual experience can truly be the bridge in space and time or whether it rather enhances the sense of solitude and isolation that is distinctive for our century.