Julius Popp, Leipzig, Germany
The installation Bit.fall uses water as a medium between information drawn from current affairs and the viewer. The input of the installation is formed by current buzzwords selected from various internet news websites by a statistics-based computer program. The digital information is analogised, producing images shaped by the water in front of the viewers' eyes. The ephemeral information-curtain is a metaphor for the incessant flood of information we are exposed to and from which we draw our perpetually changing realities. The visual information is only ever temporarily perceptible as an image before it dissolves into itself. All that remains are the associations formed within the viewer's mind. Bit.fall uses irony to disrupt the information society's permanent quest to achieve an objectifiable representation of reality through the use of technological advances.