Quickly Photographed and Released Unharmed reflects on our visually overstimulated environment.

Diamantides seeks to create a direct experience with light and sound, using the screen as a medium rather than a representational canvas. The screen becomes a light source, inducing after-images in the vision of the viewer through rapid successions of light and colour. The works in the collection affect the intake of newer information through overstimulation. The artwork carefully deploys light as a medium; after-images from previous frames are superimposed over newer frames in the vision of the viewer. This optical layering means that light patterns perceived by the eye and brain complement the visual material currently presented on screen. By exploiting the neural mechanisms underlying visual perception the viewer becomes an integral part of the artwork, simultaneously the observer and the creator.

During the performance streaming is used as the medium to remotely manipulate the screen, light and colour on the “other end of the line”, at the personal space of the viewer, resulting in a direct experience – unique for every audience participant in isolation.

BY  Pandelis Diamantides (CY)

Pandelis Diamantides (b. 1978, Athens, Greece) is a sound and visual artist based in the Netherlands. In his music productions and audiovisual performances, he uses custom digital technology to create complex binary landscapes, where detailed sound compositions and electronic rhythms are enhanced by multifaceted visuals providing a true immersive experience. He is the author of the audiovisual series of works "Green", "False Awakenings" and "Go Back to Hiding in the Shadows". Through a series of collaborations he has created sound, visuals and software for contemporary dance and interactive audiovisual installations, co-creating artworks such as Tune In, Mutual Wave Machine, PLPLPL.PL, ANIMA, POLARIS, In Circles and DROWNING. In recent years, his work is presented at international festivals and galleries in Europe, South America, USA, Asia and the UAE.