The image in the video is the result of an algorithm that organizes people into groups according to certain characteristics they share. A town square, which is full of people, is filmed from the bird’s eye view, and then analysed and edited in order to organise the individuals in defined groups under specific characteristics. The work is a variation on manipulation that our perception is subject to.
Ralph Kistler, born 1969, works as freelance artist in Munich. His installations combine sculpture, video, electronics, interactivity and kinetic objects. He participated in exhibitions and festivals worldwide, among others, Piksel Festival in Bergen, Transmediale in Berlin, Japan Media Arts Festival in Tokyo or FILE Festival in Sao Paulo.