Generative video installation / in situ intervention, 2011
LCD screen, computer, internet access
IRL is a generative video installation that involves a prior intervention of the artist on the exhibition site. A series of short silent video shots show details of the neighborhood around the exhibition site. The screen also displays a news ticker giving the time, breaking news and showing stock quotes. The shots are taken in situ in the language of a news bulletin (mini stills, zooms and panoramic shots). The whole is edited automatically at random by a real time computer programme, while an RSS feed provides the time, news and stock quotes. This configuration provides infinite superimpositions of text and image, where the banality of the TV shots is contaminated by the news – and vice versa.