THE DAY THE EARTH CAUGHT DATA  (E1)
2023


               

The Day the Earth  Caught Data is developed in a series of 3 episodes that attempt to create  a fictional narrative about the end of the world, using different locations. The title is a reference to post-apocalyptic film “The Day the Earth Caught Fire” (1961); The work depicts a dystopian future scenario, a result of intense human presence and the constant use of digital media that accompanies it. The continuous surveillance practices on the surface of the Earth, the wide spread of mapping applications (geodata apps), as well as the continuous online sharing of self-referential content have a huge share in climate crisis. All three episodes will develop in interactive installations.

The Day the Earth  Caught Data (E1) was a site-specific installation  in the island of Tinos. It consisted of satellite images of the area of Exobourgo in Tinos and a screenshot of shared users’ photos in Photosphere. The work brings attention to the prominence of the specific location and the multiple references it carries through the traces of ancient ruins, religious symbols, satellite antennas, and other human interventions and signals. The installation simulates a sanctuary that has been created by the last remnants of humankind to appease nature or perhaps to declare their presence there inscribing a final imprint or even performing an ultimate attempt of communication.

                                                  



The Day the Earth  Caught Data (E1) was part of The Nightmare of Persephonegroup exhibition, in Tinos, Greece, 5-6 July 2023, organised by Kairos Politismou, curated by Christoforos Marinos and Christos Chryssopoulos.