100 Days - 100 Imachinations
by Tim Otto Roth
Exhibition in the SubRoom of the ZKM Cube
Ends 6 March 2005
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In the words of Peter Weibel, »images are no longer there to help understand the world; images are there help to understand data«. In his project entitled »100 Days - 100 Imachinations« Tim Otto Roth uses data flows to make the world behind them visible again through use of the imagination. His images stem from the overlapping of two patterns consisting of vertical sequences and they undergo a 50% change every day as a result of alterations to one of the sequence patterns resting on the number pi. Roth's delocalising intervention - one and the same picture appears simultaneously in several places - enables him to draw attention to a new quality in Web-based images: their potential lack of location. The Imachinations begin simultaneously at the Schloss Dagstuhl International Conference and Research Center for Computer Science, a global mecca for computer scientists. Tim Otto Roth, who has received several awards for his work as a media artist, including the \\international\media\art\prize2004 in the Interactivity category, is thus continuing the project that he began in Kassel in 2002 and presented last year, amongst other locations, at the Arctic research station of the Alfred Wegener Institute in Spitzbergen, the northernmost civilian hub on the World Wide Web. This net-based series of images can be seen on the square outside the ZKM and the Municipal Gallery on a screen that is 3 metres tall and 12 metres wide.
A webcam enables the Imachinations to be watched live at other locations: www.imachination.net/next100
Friday, 21 January 2005
Tim Otto Roth: »1 of 100«
ZKM Lecture Hall, 7pm, admission free
Tim Otto Roth, winner of the \\international\media\art\prize2004, presents his project entitled »100 Days - 100 Imachinations«.