Overdaad Schaadt? - Excess Harms?
I went to a concert the other day and as always I saw a lot of people filming with their phones. At some point I was lucky enough to watch the show through two phones at once. It made me wonder what would happen if this process was repeated several times.
Each phone takes away more detail from the concert, leaving only an abstract version behind.
Concert through 4 phones
Concert through 8 phones
Concert through 12 phones
Concert through 16 phones
Still frame from every phone at 2 seconds
Still frame from every phone at 9 seconds
We often film concerts or other events to help us remember them. But is this really the most effective way to preserve memories? In a way, I feel as if this low quality footage is replacing our original memories. By repeating the process of filming, a more abstract image of this memory is created. This helps you recall a special event because of its abstract and suggestive nature rather then simply replacing it.
This project can be seen at the cultural festival 'MoMeNT' in Tongeren, Belgium between the 12th and 20th of august.