Artist Statement →
How do people disappear in an age of over-visibility? Following this question the experimental 3-channel-video installation “Food only exists on pictures” traces the stories of three characters, all of which act on the edges of the visible and the invisible, even though their lives are determined by images: a software engineer, who evaluates and categorizes images to teach an algorithm how to see the world, a character who seeks to withdraw from the “real” into a virtual world, loosely inspired by the Japanese phenomenon “Hikikomori”, as well as an employee in a low-income country, editing images for photographers from the West. The project explores how the individual positions itself in relation to technology, virtual reality and its narrative structures and how this gives rise to new forms of identity, self-expression, imaginative spaces and spaces of interaction. To contradict traditional ways of documentary storytelling, the videos are composed of diverse footage material.