A Parallel Image

an installation by Gebhard Sengmüller, in collaboration with Franz Büchinger, supported by Fels-Multiprint

“A Parallel Image” is an electronic camera obscura. This media-archaeological, interactive sculpture is based on the fictive assumption that the currently still valid principle of electronically transmitting moving images, namely by breaking them down into single images and image lines, was never discovered. The result is an apparatus that attempts a highly elaborate parallel transmission of every single pixel from sender to receiver. This is only possible by connecting camera and monitor using about 2,500 cables. Unlike conventional electronic image transmission procedures, “A Parallel Image” is technologically completely transparent, conveying to the viewer a correspondence between real world and transmission that can be sensually experienced.

["A Parallel Image" installation (images)]
[pictures from the "A Parallel Image" promotional brochure (images)]

["A Parallel Image Graphic Generator" (2010) installation (images)]
["A Parallel Image Miniature Version" (2010) installation (images)]

[promotional video (flash video)]
[promotional video (mpeg4 video)]

[promotional brochure (pdf)]
[catalog text (pdf)]
["Graphic Generator" text (pdf)]

installation views from the 2009 schmiede hallein festival:

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Click on preview pics for screensize images (72 dpi).
Click on "printsize" for high resolution images for print use (up to 20x30 cm at 300 dpi).

All files are copyright © 2008 by Gebhard Sengmüller. Permission to publish is contingent upon proper published attribution to "A Parallel Image" and the subsequent receipt by Gebhard Sengmüller of a copy of the published material.

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