Stanza. Parallel Reality. 2004 -2010

Artworks made using custom made software and computer techniques developed by the artist. They depiect events captured from CCTV and live feeds from networked devices. All artworks available for exhibition.

"Stanza's art is consonant with a new philosophical position, or rather set of positions, that has recently emerged, that seeks to develop just such a complex understanding. There are a number of names associated with this, including Speculative Realism, Object-Oriented Ontology, and the New Materialism. Among its major figures are Quentin Meillassoux, Graham Harman, Levi Bryant, Ian Bogost, Jane Bennett, Vickie Kirby, and Timothy Morton, though it must be said that there are many others also working in the same are, and also that this is not to ascribe any overly unified character or set of beliefs to these thinkers. Nevertheless they offer a new way of thinking about the world, one that does not reduce it to what is available to human consciousness. " Charlie Gere

 

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Exhibition. Artworks made with CCTV images. All by (C) Stanza

 

Underpinning these artworks and research, are a whole series of potential problems about observation, surveillance, and the ethics of the control space. Imagine walking out the door, and knowing every single action, movement, sound, micro movement, pulse, and thread of information is being tracked, monitored, stored, analyzed, interpreted and logged. These artworks are made from small unit blocks, simplified then re built , re-cored re-formed into an understanding that can re-communicate the complexity of the larger system

 

Touring

Original artworks available for exhibition.

Keywords

cctv, installation, artworks, survillance, privacy, society

 

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