Take Me There: Bring Me Back



Artist Statement
A live video feed from the room where I often sleep captures the canal outside the window, a well-traversed trade route into Amsterdam. A live web cam sequences at 6 sec time intervals and transmits this via the Internet, which opens up as a portal, a projection site in Hobart. A counter at the right bottom marks the date and time. On the left, each morning at dawn GMT+1. I add a personal aphorism. I ask the viewer to consider the detail in a scene that might otherwise be consumed in a momentary glance the light, the mood of the water, the position of the birds, the trash. The 6 sec. incremental changes are perceptible, revealed through changes of the reloading frame. Somewhere in between the image peel a cargo boat on the canal vanishes. The next frame we may only see its wake.
At times, the canal is completely still. A dark body of water. Or hours there is nothing happening and suddenly two birds are caught in mid flight. Because the work is Live it calls into question where the 'object' actually is - is it located at the server, on site in Hobart? Or in-between, the interstices of the world? In a sense, the work is un-locatable its point of origin is continually shifting. If you can tell me where it is, I would say it is dead.
Source of Artist Statement


Mauro-Flude, Nancy




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Live webcast projection with performative text


Mauro-Flude, Nancy, “Take Me There: Bring Me Back,” ADELTA, accessed December 16, 2018, http://scem.ws/items/show/97.