Non-Places

16-Channel Video Installation, 16 x HD 1080p 4'30'' Stereo

Non-Places deals with urbanization and globalization in the digital age.

In the synchronized videos, the user moves through visual worlds posted publicly by others on social networks such as Flickr, Freesound, Twitter, Panoramio and Youtube. The viewer participates in the social movements of our time and makes a virtual journey in which one experiences local, cultural and linguistic differences and similarities. In virtual space, this information is visualized on cubes that rise at different heights to become a kind of skyline.

The work deals with how our cities are continuously changing and increasingly resemble one. This results in more and more non-places/places of lost places in the sense of Marc Augé’s book and essay Non-Places, which could exist all over the world without any true local identity (mostly anonymous transition zones such as motorways, hotel rooms or airports).

The videos are screenshots of the virtual reality work 10.000 Moving Cities – Same but Different, VR (Virtual Reality)

Galerie b, Stuttgart

Screenshot Video