PERFORMANCE PERMIERE : THURSDAY 23 JUL 20:00
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.