Beat Brogle / Philippe Zimmermann, onewordmovie, 2003 / 2016, screenshot

Beat Brogle / Philippe Zimmermann, onewordmovie

Year: 2003 / 2016
Type: Internet Artwork
Media Format: Program code, source code (HTML 5), database, emulator
Dimension: Variable
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Donation of the artists, 2016. Inv. No. S0014.

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Artwork Link: http://onewordmovie.com
Artist Website: http://www.onewordmovie.ch/brogle

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Beat Brogle / Philippe Zimmermann, onewordmovie, 2003 / 2016, screenshot
Beat Brogle / Philippe Zimmermann, onewordmovie, 2003 / 2016, screenshot
Beat Brogle / Philippe Zimmermann, onewordmovie, 2003 / 2016, screenshot
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Beat Brogle and Philippe Zimmermann have developed software for their participatory Web art onewordmovie that – via a connection to a common Web browser such as Netscape or Internet Explorer – compiles all pictures linked under a search term into one film. This gives rise to Web-based film sequences that enable an artistic access to user-determined Internet content, which in turn can give concrete information about political and social conditions within the real world, since the images are listed according to their position in the search hit list. For example, the search term “I” yields mostly images of white men.
Though word, still and moving images coexist in the Net, the means of accessing the information contained in these media formats is almost exclusively text based. Since no one has yet succeeded in programming a search function that can analyze images, the software accesses keywords from the meta-text of the images, such as file names or text data in the image area. The resulting errors that creep in are indicative of the – at least so far – unmatchable complexity of the iconic autonomy.
(Text: Bettina Back)

Artist Bio

Beat Brogle's artistic work deals with morphological processes and associations at the edge of perception. The work is expressed through various media, including drawings, room installations, film / video, interactive installations and web projects. He lives and works in Berlin and Basel. 
Philippe Zimmermann studied environmental sciences in Zurich. He worked for several years in the IT departments of IBM and Siemens before co-founding a company for the development of Web applications. Since 2001 he has worked at the ETH in Zürich in the field of Man-Machine Interaction.