Parallel Reality Series II. These artworks all have in common that they manipluate live data streams and are created from the artists custom made software systems. Each picture contains thousands of surveillance based images taken from cameras around the world, all using a custom mad software system that captures and then manipulates the images over selected periods of time. Some images represent an hour of time, some are overnight, and some show weeks.
Underpinning these artworks and research, are a whole series of potential problems about observation, surveillance, privacy, 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.
From Charlie Gere: 'For me Stanza does not conform to the traditional idea of the artist as someone who operates at the level of human aesthetics. It is rather as if he had taken it upon himself to be a channel for the expanded range of aesthetic experiences available beyond the human sensorium, and find some modes of expression that can make those experiences available to us. There is a sense, looking at and hearing his work, of it being a vanishingly small representation of a far greater set of possibilities, and it is only his human finitude that limits his production.'