Title. A Spectacle to Your Obsolescence. 2004. enter - live now.
An artwork by Stanza culling images from live webcams around the world. Online since 2004.
Online networked media is unstable and this artwork tracks the images over time in this database of 500 cameras until they will eventually break, stop working or be replaced by a different technology. The art system captures in real time and then processes in real time the images taking control of not only what the images look like but where they are being displayed. Eventually the system will become redundant in the sense the cameras will become non operational and obsolete however the art systems will keep looking keep calling for the images thus the spectacle of the network will eventually become nonexistant.
Available: Edition of 3. Custom made software and computer files.
Keywords: Online, webcam, surveillance, net art, artwork, system, real time.
A Spectacle to Your Obsolescence. 2004. from Stanza on Vimeo.