Timo Bredenberg

Overture (2012)

Full HD Video
Duration: 04:38
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Overture is an examination of prenatal ultrasound images in an online environment. The work accompanied by overture from The Messiah oratorio by George Frideric Handel is a video stream composed of first pictures of digital (pre)natives.

The images have travelled from birthing centers via mobile phone cameras and image sharing sites to Google images where they have been automatically categorized based on metadata and file names. As long as web servers hosting the files stay online, eternal life is granted in the caches of Google.

Overture was shown together in 2012 at XL Art Space with my earlier work Sparta (2011). Together these works illustrate living as a cyborg in a mediated environment where everything is shared.