Dariusz Kowalski - Optical Vacuum
Nowhere else is talk of the »panoptic era« an eye that sees everything yet remains elusive clearer than in the medium that has taken omnipresence and fleetingness to a global scale: the Internet. On the Internet, the paradigm known thus far for our imaging apparatus has become invalid: there is no longer a single, central perspective, but instead, a myriad of viewing angles that broadcast over webcams, pumping incessant images into the digital data stream. The »vacuum« in the title of Dariusz Kowalski´s cinematic essay, which follows his earlier works Elements and Luukkaankangas, is therefore not a void, but a powerful generator, an unremitting doubling of the world: in image.
OPTICAL VACUUM 2008, 55 min, ELEMENTS 2005, 8 min, LUUKKAANKANGAS - UPDATED REVISITED 2005, 8 min,
BONUSTRACKS: ORTEM 2004, 20 min INTERSTATE 2006, 10 min