Wolfgang Staehle—founder of The Thing, an online community made up of dozens of members’ websites, mailing lists, and an online community forum of artists, writers, programmers, curators, and political activists—discusses his recent installation A Matter of Time, the fifth in a series of works based on live video streams and chronophotography. Staehle’s streaming projects began in 1996 with a dusk-to-dawn view of the Empire State Building projected live in Karlsruhe, Germany. Other sites have included the Fernsehturm in Berlin and a Yanomami village in the Brazilian rainforest. Each installation draws attention to time—a one-to-one, linear time; a simulative "real time"; or the contrivance of frozen time.
In the Film exhibition Modern Mondays
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