During this year’s Transmediale, the annual festival for art and digital culture in Berlin, the Austrian artist Gebhard Sengmüller presented his impressive installation ‘A Parallel Image’. It consists of a camera and a monitor which are connected through 2 500 cables.
Gebhard Sengmüller explains: “A Parallel Image” is an electronic camera obscura. This media-archaeological, interactive sculpture is based on the fictive assumption that the currently still valid principle of electronically transmitting moving images, namely by breaking them down into single images and image lines, was never discovered. The result is an apparatus that attempts a highly elaborate parallel transmission of every single pixel from sender to receiver.”
The installation was realised in collaboration with Franz Büchinger, supported by Fels-Multiprint.