whereIam

2011
Custom electronics and software, GPS Satellite data
Still from dynamically composited HD video

In whereIam, the azimuth of passing GPS satellites control the movement and rotation of the figures within a video, presented in the style of romantic landscape painting. As satellites come into view, figures enter the landscape and take up a position to point out the passing satellites based on real-time data received in the gallery, trying literally to show the efforts we go to to position ourselves in technologized society. As this data arrives in jittery form, the figures rotate back and forth, attempting in vain to to reflect this real-time stream of information. Simultaneously, the movements of the orbiting satellites are used as a data source to create a unique musical sountrack that accompanies the landscapes.

The creation of this work was made possible by the financial support of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.