500 METERS ONLINE

Garbage is one of mankind existence signs. It is a trace left by human activities in real life and virtual space.

We spend 70 % of our life surfing online, combining it with meals. We scroll through the news feed while eating breakfast, send emails while having dinner, watch movies online chewing them with popcorn and Cola. Household waste becomes a result of such activity.

 

For more than a year I was documenting rubbish left after my online activity. Once the stuff becomes a photograph it loses materiality and becomes digital. By printing images, I objectify it again, building in such way a corridor between the real and virtual space. 

 

Time spent online is being materialized by incorporating pictures of rubbish into a natural landscape, where a stream of images 500 meters length is equivalent to a year of my online activity. A website with photos of previously captured trash is a digital analogue of the installation. A countdown of online time takes place while scrolling the page.

 

The installation located in a landscape reflects the output of virtuality into reality through physiological needs of my body. In its web version, the opposite process occurs, our real time is being digitized.

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