With ‘Feeds per Minute’ Raw Color captures the news that spreads all over the world. Algorithms determine the aesthetic of the headline and give the news fact a red or blue -i.e. bad or good - ‘coloured’ identity. The visual output of ‘Feeds per Minute’ creates a new concept of time measured in events and archived for a digital as well as an analogue future. An infinite flow of information, data connected to a time and a place, however in continues flux. So who is to decide what is important and what is trivial? What lingers and what disappears to the background of our social awareness? Through data visualisation the fleeting moment of a digital event can be retained and pre- served; connected to a time, related to a colour, filtered by emotion.
A lot can happen in one minute. The news feed continuity makes us rethink our notion of time. This gives us the ability to produce a new aesthetic conception of a minute, an hour or a day. The project was developed as part of the Dutch Invertuals exhibition 'Revalute' and 'Happy Future'.
This project is developed in cooperation with Mark Brand and Remon van den Eijnden.
Project Assistance: Iris Ijsvelt, Dominik Bubel, Flore de Crombrugghe
Views of the installation - with projector
The buttond allow the visitor to physically filter the digital information.
The red and blue glass filters block their contrasting colour when they move in front of the projectors light source.
Views of the website
The webiste is continously running and collects new feeds every minute. By adding new minutes the grid scales down with every minute.
Starting with one big feed at the beginning of the hour and ending with 60 feeds at the end of the hour.
The older news are stored in the archive. Each feed can be followed by a link to the original source.
Views of installation - with scanner
The plastic cards represent a specifie minute. The custom made code can be read by the scanner and brings the visitor to the specific site in the archive.
The cards are physical representation of an hour.
making of and process