[saˈlɔ] [ˈsɑlo] [salˈo] - coordinates of history / algorithms for reality

Video (filmed with Screenflow™): 16:9, color, no sound, 07:56 min.

Life-size video installation



How are search-engines directing our [re]searches?
Which information is shown?
Which one is hidden?
Where is the [re]search leading to?
All found informations become part of the piece, creating a new reality.
A reality in which informations mingle - creating a new “truth”.
Interconnections. Different points of view.
How to approach an unknown place.
How to understand a place you have never seen?
Based on a search in the virtual space.
How to move inside this space?
How to position yourself.
Digital replacement.
Dislocated site.
Territorial [inter]net.
Archival of intermediate spaces.
Three-dimensionality.
Route into a different reality.
Gate to a new dimension.
Stage.






Video based on Google-Streetview filmed with ScreenFlow


Villa Feltrinelli residence of Benito Mussolini in 1943 (Repubblica di Salò). Author: unknown



Text excerpt of Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom by Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1975



Google-Maps Image: Salò (Province of Brescia, Italy) and Salo (Finland)



Approaching an unknown place - based on the research in the virtual space. Current data and historical information overlapping within this constructed reality. Virtual movement, layers, different points of view and connections, information overlay, reality glitches, definitions - the archival of intermediate spaces. The virtual exploration of a place: Salò - [Village, Lago di Garda (IT)]. [1942-1945 under Mussolini] Repubblica di Salò. The former ministry of foreign affairs: today a place for tourists - Hotel Laurin [Pier Paolo Pasolini’s residence, 1975, while shooting his movie Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom].

The concept
[saˈlɔ] [ˈsɑlo] [salˈo] - coordinates of history / algorithms for reality is based on the open call for the yearly exhibition of the Salzburger Kunstverein - SALÓ.