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 +a cross boarder video and audio feedback\\
 +(two screens, two Raspberry Pi with Raspi Cams, two VGA-Blender Boards (by the artist), two VGA-Sonification Boards (by the artist), internet, power supply, cable), 2019\\
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 +<iframe width="640" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/cFIHcTImJZA?rel=0&amp;showinfo=0" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe> 
-The sound and video installation “Entangled Pixel” is based on two video installations in different places and countries which are entangled over the internet. One part of the work will be in the College for Creative Studies, Detroit in the US and the other part will be in the University of Windsor, Canada only separated by the Detroit River that forms the natural frontier between both counties.\\+The sound and video installation “Entangled Pixels” is based on two separate artworks exhibited in two different spaces which are entangled via the internet.\\
-The installation refers to entangled particles in quantum physics. These remain connected so that actions performed on one affect the other, even if they are separated. That phenomenon once Albert Einstein called "spooky action at a distance."\\ +The installation refers to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_entanglement|entangled particles]] known in quantum physics. These usually remain connected to each other, so that actions performed against one particle will affect the other one as well, even though they may be separated. Albert Einstein once referred to this phenomenon as "spooky action at a distance." 
-The installation "Entangled Pixel" demonstrates that kind of spooky action with reference to the internet content we create every day a millions times when action and reaction of information, memes and fake news in the net are so mingled that no one can say anymore what is true and what is lie - they can't be separated anymore, the are entangled.\\+The installation "Entangled Pixelsthus demonstrates that kind of "spooky actionwith reference to everyday Internet content. When action and reaction of information, memes and fake news as well as real-news-yet-said-to-be-fake-news get so intermingled that it becomes impossible to tell what may be true and what is definitely a lie - those Internet-based pieces of mis-/information can't be separated anymore, they are forever entangled.\\ 
 +{{ :installation:entangledpixel_detroit_13.50.53s.jpg?600 |}}\\
-To each monitor of the installation a live camera is attached. That camera films and plays in a feedback loop the magnified pixel structure of the monitor surfaceThose pixels appear roughened and frayed due to their exposed macro structureThey are also pulsing irregularly in all variety of colorsThe same footage of these pixels is streamed over the net, too and at the same time in the other location the installation receives the stream and mix it together with the local footage, shows that on the screen, films thatstreams it to the other location, ... and so on and on.\\ +The artwork reflects upon this zeitgeist phenomena by exploring also the technological impact of these entanglements: Both monitors of the twofold installation have a live camera attached to themThe camera films the monitor's surface and in a feedback loop - projects the magnified pixel structure on the very same monitor. As the pixels' macro structures are exposed, they appear roughened and frayed. Moreover, they are pulsing irregularly in all varieties of colorEntanglement happens since the same footage will also be streamed via the Internet to the other part of the artwork. The receiving installation then mixes the stream with it's own local footage - with the help of a [[http://paperpcb.dernulleffekt.de/doku.php?id=vga_synthesizer:vga_main|VGA mixer]] designed by the artist - which will be projected on it's own screenget filmed by its own camera which projects the mixture on the local screen, films that one and streams it to the other location - where it is receivedlooped and so on and so forth.\\ 
-Together that setup forms a kind of doubled feedback were both part together forms the art work.\\+  
 +Moreover, each video signal will also be audible. Due to its sonification it becomes possible to listen to both videos' signals and to acoustically experience the noise of the "Entangled Pixels".\\ 
 +Thus the setup forms a kind of doubled feedback where one part of the artwork is depended on and entangled with the other and creates a twofold installation.\\
-At the same time each video signal will be audible, too. With that sonification one can listen to the video signals and can experience acoustically the noise of an entangled pixel.+{{ :installation:entangledpixel_device_01.jpg?600 |}}\\
-This work is part of the exhibition  +For the exhibition [[http://www.westdenhaag.com/exhibitions/19_02_McLuhan_V|Feedback #4 - Marshall McLuhan and the Arts]], 2019 one part of the artwork was be screened at the College for Creative Studies, Detroit (US) while the other part was be exhibited at the University of Windsor (Canada)Both cities are separated only by the Detroit River, which also forms a natural frontier between the two countries.\\ 
-[[http://www.westdenhaag.com/exhibitions/19_02_McLuhan_V|Feedback #4 - Marshall McLuhan and the Arts]] in Detroit and Windsor 2019.+ 
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 +live stream: <del>[[http://entangledpixel.dernulleffekt.de]]</del>\\
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Wolfgang Spahn is a visual & sound artist based in Berlin. His work includes installations, performances of light & sound and miniature-slide-paintings. His art explores the field of analogue and digital media and focuses on both their contradiction and their correlation.
He is faculty member of the Sound Studies and Sonic Arts, Berlin University of the Arts.


Here is most of the hard- and software the artist developed for his artwork.
- Analog Computer
- Pop Neuron
- Paper-Duino
- Paper Synthesizer
- Paper Bits
- Raspberry Pi Hats
- VGA Synthesizer
- Sound Boards



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