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visualising patterns of behavior through self-surveillance using a mobile phone























































genre

Critical Practice

fields

Data Visualisation

materials

iPhone . GPX data . Projector . Plywood

softwares

Tilemill . Aftereffects . Final Cut Pro

outcome

Installation (Single channel video projected as a 5 minute loop)

client

Self-initiated

year

2018

excerpt


For centuries we have surveilled the heavens; studied stars so distant that we only see them aeon after their death; connected groups of celestial bodies with imaginary lines to form meaningful patterns. Our endeavours, from astronomical to astrological, all attempts to understand what it means to be part of the vastness that is the universe.  But what if someone was studying us? Plotting our every move, keeping track of where, how long, and with whom we spend time. Would they understand us any better? Engaging with the question reveals a constellation. Hidden. Unseen. Seen so far only by my omnipresent smartphone, paths taken over two years suddenly unfold as geoglyphs. Cities, bodies, capillaries, faces, lines or something else—what geolocation Rorschach do you see?

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︎First unvailed at the group show titled It Can Be Anything—an exhibition showcasing the outcome of a workshop on development of exhibition format conducted by Burkhard Meltzer at Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (ZHdK) from 21-23 Nov, 2018.