_Screenshot TV

Project in collaboration with Stella Markidi (http://stellamarkidi.com/)

Installation #MediaArchaeology project


Credit: Tom Mesic

Project for interface culture -  media archaeology workshop in collaboration with Stella Markidi  http://stellamarkidi.com/

Screenshot TV is an installation that invites visitors to watch a new genre of reality TV. Every
few seconds, the TV shows another online screenshot, uploaded to a special website by anonymous people using a screenshot tool, so that the information can be shared by simply sending a URL.

The URLs are usually sent privately, but are public and accessible to everyone. However, sometimes users upload screenshots that contain important and sensitive information and forget that the Internet is a virtual space with transparent walls.

The artists appropriate this information and want to open a dialogue about our daily work and life on the screen. A screenshot is a selection of information that represents us, what we focus on, what
is important to us. With screenshots as a new format for live entertainment,
the installation is an interpretation of the television genre. If the screen is our new reality, will screenshots become a new genre within reality TV?

Presented at

ARS ELECTRONICA festival 2019 - Out of the box
Interface Culture - "Transcode"