BIG PRINTER raises awareness about the increasing disempowerment concerning the collection and storage of personal data. The installation was conceived in collaboration with schnellebuntebilder as part of the Goethe-Institut Pop Up Pavilion in Breslau in 2016.
During the installation the container became a symbol for the realm of our digital world: a supposedly transparent yet incomprehensible space in which every step and action is recorded and stored, regardless of our will.
Visitors who approached the container were immediately captured by a camera system and photographed without their consent. Each picture was then printed out and shredded. Even though the data might get erased, it prevails in the digital realm. Its intangible and inconspicuous nature becomes physical in this interactive installation.
We created a generative composition by amplifying and modulating the noises made by the printer and complemented it with sounds of distorted human speech. The result was a cold, machine-like musical landscape, emotionless and menacing.
Concept, Production, Sound design, Music Composition & Production,
Scenography, Mix & Master, On-site Implementation
Goethe Institut Breslau
Concept, Production, Programming