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Entangled Pixel

The sound and video streaming 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 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 “Entangled Pixel” demonstrates that kind of spooky action we create every day a millions times when action and reaction of information, memes and face news in the net are so entangled that they can't be separated anymore.

At each monitor a live camera is attached that films and runs in a feedback loop magnifier the pixel structure of the display. Those pixels appear roughened and frayed due to their exposed macro structure and they are pulsing irregularly in all variety of colors. The same footage of these pixels is streamed over the net, too and on the other hand in the other part of the installation the stream is received and will be mixed with an analog VGA video mixer together with the local footage. And in the other part vice versa. So together it forms a kind of doubled feedback were both part forms the hole art work.
At the same time each video signal will be sonificated, too. So one can listen to the VGA signal and experience acoustically the noise of an entangled feedback.

Wolfgang Spahn is a visual & sound artist based in Berlin. His work includes interactive 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.




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