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    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… Read More
    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 it's like to watch a concert through even more phones. Read Less
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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. (concept image)



Concert through 4 phones


Concert through 8 phones



Concert through 12 phones



Concert through 16 phones



16 pho(concept image)nes

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 subjective 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.