The project explores different firsts as a way to shed light onto the beginnings of what we now are very much accustomed to. In this aleph space that is represented through the 3 screens, a third space takes place in the room with the observer, as the sequences allow each person to construct different narratives depending on the set of experiences that they have.
Each frame lasts 3 seconds, all screens always show simultaneously, 1 image, 1 footage and 1 fact, creating a triadic relationship between and beyond the screens. The section dividers further elaborate on the concept to re-position the viewer in a specific direction. The last section, as it rolls much faster and in close-up mode, re-creates — based on the same data — newer stories, allowing the observer to engage in infinite interpretations, also positioning him/her as a hyphen that brings together the firsts and lasts, the beginnings and the endings.
Here is the list of the firsts used in this video: (First) Equation, Recorded song, Photograph, Letter, Motion Picture of a human, Magazine, Line of html code, video game, Bank note, University, Computer, Belief (Religion), Phone call, Animal, Plague, Nuclear bomb, Planet, Country, Satellite, Animated gif, Foot on the moon, World cup winning score, Motion Picture, Flag, Winery, Photoshop version, Bank, Hacker, Animated film, Theater, Book, Nintendo games, Gay depiction, Arabic number, TV ad, Registered domain name, sentenced spoken on Skype, Event that started the Lebanese civil war, Eclipse, Flower, Word in the dictionary, Volcano, King, Photoshopped image, U.S president, Blowdryer, Colony, World map, Line of U.S constitution, Twitter account, Email, Charlie Chaplin movie (The Immigrant), Miss World, Immigrant.
Professor: Rob Giampietro