leuchten – to shine, to light, to light up
flackern – to flickr
flirren – to whirr
strahlen – to shine, to radiate
glühen – to glow
funkeln – to sparkle
schimmern – to shimmer
I live in a world of algorithms and artificial light. The idea that the future was supposed to be connected, decentralized, open and bright has been reshaped by the infrastructure of transnational capital, the Internet: monolothic power structures have evolved into rhizomatic ones, produced meritocratic dreams, information overload and omnipresent machinic pattern recognition schemes for data.
I’m trying to construct a space in which attention is not fragmented, perfection not achieved, errors and mistakes not erased, traces left over time, and no algorithmic rules applied. This space is characterized by timelessness, friendliness and natural light. The use of old colour pencils does not only intend to remind childhood, but is a very simple means which induces unplanned changes of patterns and light. Instead of making these changes disappear, I’m insisting on them: their aim is to subvert perception and make us embrace uncertainty while shining soothing colors onto retina, amygdala, hippocampus.
As much as every being and thing exist only in relation to and through other beings and things, as defined in the concept of interbeing, these images come in series, forming inter-related yet open entities.