Remote Space Time Data Imaging and Revisualizing System

multimedia installation, Diploma Exhibition, Barcsay Hall, Budapest, 2014

The installation consists of two parts. First is an automatic robot moves inside a separated circle shaped area. A video camera attached to the robot’s head captures the surroundings from the robot’s point of view. Only one row of pixels is activated in the camera, so it functions as a kind of digital photo-finish camera. A microcontroller connected to a receiver is transferring each pixels grayscale tone to special ASCII characters and transmitting this information sent by the robot constantly to the other part of the installation, a matrix printer, which is continuously printing on an endless roll of paper.

The project’s substantive question is: how can human reception interpret the vision of the present complex visual imaging systems? The robot looks and moves without any external order, so it actually gets around the artist’s omnipotence. The process’ result is the printed picture. In this picture time and space are merged due to the nature of the technology. The ‘infinite’ roll of paper emphasizes this interlocking and reflects on the continuous data flow of these devices.