Stanza artwork using custom software based on surveillance and observation. Data, Surveillance art, Comptemporary Networked Art. Parrallel Realities. Real time art.

 

A further selection of artworks from the Parallel Reality Series. They depict events captured from live networked surveillance systems. These works are located within the theme of privacy and surveillance. Surveillance “involves the collection and analysis of information about populations in order to govern their activities. Stanza writes “the patterns we make, the forces we weave, are all being networked into retrievable data structures that can be re-imagined and sourced for information. These patterns all disclose new ways of seeing the world.” The artworks are made using custom made computer software using digital techniques developed by Stanza. Each picture contains thousands of surveillance based images using a system that captures and then manipulate the images over selected periods of time. Some images represent an hour of time, some are overnight and some show weeks.

Each is an original signed and titled artwork.

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These artworks continue the series Parallel Reality are captured from live CCTV and surveillance based systems. They are made using custom made computer software and originally digital techniques developed by Stanza. These works re visit a series of early contact sheet artworks from mid 1980's. The idea was to put as much information in the one image as possible. All of these digital works can still be viewed in the context of lens based and photographic representation. However the lenses and authorial position has shifted; there is a schism. Stanza does not sit behing the lens as much as control and manipuate the system and all the lenses.. Stanza crafts time over a period of time and draws our attention to the smaller micro changes that exert small factors on the ever changing evolving world.

 

Stanza,  Parallel Reality ,surveillance, privacy, urban landscape, surveillance cultures, custom made software, real time images, algorithmic art, global networks

"Truth And History Embedded In An Image". 100 by 120cm. Stanza 2012

Stanza,  Parallel Reality ,surveillance, privacy, urban landscape, surveillance cultures, custom made software, real time images, algorithmic art, global networks