PUMBING INTO (NEW) MEDIA IN PUBLIC SPACE 2009

An ephermal interactive video-installation and a performance at Christian Barona Iela, the Riga White Nights Festival 2009, Riga, Latvia. Together with jenni Pystynen and Astrowind


The video material to be projected in the display windows will be created out of material shot in Riga city surroundings and live feed from surveillance cameras positioned in the display windows, and all that mixed with a previously produced video. The video projection will be a remixed reflection of the surrounding urban spaces, commenting on the city and trying to persuade passers-by to take a different look at the sights seen in the city every day. The musicians will also employ a similar technique – sounds will be recorded on the spot, in the streets framing the centre of Riga, and mixed with existing audio material.


In Finland and in Baltic countries the cityscape is slowly getting to be dominated by big digital advertising screens. In this situation there is a possibility to create alternative video/data projections and media events that have the power to challenge the normative use of digital media in public space. By re-mixing the media sphere of the public space we’ll deconstruct the normative ways of using our mutual space, thus creating room for new ideas of the public.

The first edition of this project was established at the PixelAcheFestival 2007 in Helsinki, together with MaskuMovement and SWAEG

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