NOTES Nº1



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Here we are thinking about Digital Media in relation to the installation Diverting the Ego Through the Visual Image of Sound -- and in relation to digital media platforms the we already use, such as specifically Instagram, and how we can evoke a paradigm shift - into as to how we see, assume, and or approach the platform. In doing so, we are developing a portal black veil into a space filled with dissipated droplets of water, floating and suspended in the air/ - creating a material / visual / sensory relation to this 'matrix' or digital space, one must enter digitally ones and zeros strings of ones and zeros, sometimes stacked, sometimes side by side in rows upon rows, ones and zeros - maybe the most basic form of digital is a digital display on a clock or thermometer...? you can't compute with it as you could even do with a calculator... it has been calibrated to to give a digital -- it is a logic gate -- ones and zeros -- binary system -- holds the digital space -- by way of a logic gate -- the digital space is gated by logic and upholds a binary system of Ones and Zeros. If you want to alter the system, you are only creating fantasy, it's not real -- so the digital world is Man's world. Logical calculations upholding and propelling a binary system.


DIGITAL MEDIA -- DIGITAL ART -- SOUND AND VISUAL DIGITAL ART MEDIA


Seeing the digital space, phones, tablets, laptops, as a sort of matrix whereas this is a space that we enter into inside of as opposed to looking at - or seeing as a flat screen - or flat two dimension thing -- we submerge ourselves into it.


Our actual current reality of the PARADIGM SHIFT which has happened in that it is happening - which is, Saturn and Jupiter entering a new sign from the Earth sign of Taurus into the Air sign or Aquarius the water bearer or the one who bears the weight of water, or the one who carries water, or the one who holds water.


So thinking of it like that, going from an earthly material understanding or relation, we have moved into the air which is intangible, something we can not see, or touch really, but we can feel it, and we see it through how it moves and effects other material objects or elements such as water, or tree branches.


So i want to materialise the digital space as we try to materialise air, or and more specifically the spirit, the spirits of our ancestors, of the heavens.


In keeping it something spirit driven, and working against the notion that this seemingly void space in all its digital dimensions, is a space to create and or live out some sort of fantasy. I think that in this digital space there is a means of connection to the spirit but more specifically our ancestors spirits. Unfortunately that can be so easily convoluted, since the spirit of a man, is purely fantasy. So then we do have a sort of responsibility to create and make way for this space to be void of men's spirit, or the spirits of men. This is a sacred space for the spectrum of ancestors of women and non-binary spirits. And this maybe is a first step towards being able to see and make become tangible this immaterial thing, space, spirit.


The Portal, a doorway, gate, the entrance...


A very blackened screen, a veil - behind this veil is a light - it's not a light bulb - it's a completely blanketed flood white light - it's all dissipated evenly - evenly dispersed light all around - precipitation - fog - overcast veils of tiny water droplets suspended, floating in the air - the term suspended gives us a more bold vision of it maybe.


camera obscura - images of artificial light / flood lights maybe coming through spaces filled with precipitated particles - fog machine - lights - camera - action .


camera obscura ... 'a darkened box with a convex lens or aperture for projecting the image of an external object onto a screen inside. It is important historically in the development of photography.'


submersion - layers - transparent layers giving depth and dimension to images or an image - transparencies (projected transparencies) - or double exposures - multi-exposures


photos double / multiple exposures, mixed with photos/videos of actions within a space filled with fog/mist, mixed with transparencies creating multi dimensional images, photo transparencies, layered and moving them


NETART DIGITAL DIGITAL MEDIA DIGITAL WORLD DIGITAL SPHERE SUBMERSION INTO DIGITAL CONTAINER WHAT DO WE SEE THERE ? WHAT CAN WE DO THERE ? WHAT ARTISTIC WORLD DO WE WANT TO CREATE THERE ? WHAT IS THE ATMOSPHERE INSIDE THIS DIGITAL CONTAINER ? IS THERE SOUND IS THERE A SOUND CONSTANT ?


I imagine that in the inter space of this digital container there is a hum of processors, or coding and messaging signals and information, informatiks, running back and forth all around flowing all over around - is there a container no, it is a container with no spacial limits - it is a matrix. It is completely infinite, there's no ends, no walls, no floor, no ceiling. It is completely open to imagination to insight and intuition, inner voices, inner beings.


So i'm there i'm floating, there's a lot of whizzing all around me, almost like muffled tapping of a keyboard, there's some sort of tunnel sound of electric and some unidentifiable sounds like digital whirrrs... it creates a feeling of being intertwined in a web that i can't touch i don't see it but i feel it, almost like a tension, like wind, short erratic bursts of wind some lasting longer and some fleeting like puff pop of wind or -- me ? for now i'm standing on two feet i have my arms and legs my body i'm clothed wearing black but i don't see my face i don't really see me, i can't tell you if i'm wearing shoes, or what my hair or skin or fingernails are like, but i have body, with little detail, i'm not cold, i'm not hot, i don't really feel temperature, but it feels more as if it must be warm more than it could be cold here. ok - so what are we going to do in this space.... i guess that's the project... i'm leaving now, and i will come to revisit this space again soon.