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Daniela Zahlner, Gunning ARCHIE

68°53’02.0”N 3°00’36.6”E, Arctic Circle (

Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 5:30 | Royaume-Uni | 2016

The footage for this work is taken from a ROV underwater camera, flying along the seabed, mapping Internet fiber cables. Images an offshore ROV pilot would see 12 hours each day on his shift. The worker, on various trips to open water, spends months at sea, connected to the rest of the world by the same cables that the ROV`s camera is tracking. Boredom and loneliness comforted by the immediacy and instant gratification of the net: Online shopping on open water. A virtual flow of money, earned and spent at the same time: Adidas Originals Gazelles red, Bosch Home Professional hover, 5m per 3m Persian rug, a knitted Fred Perry jumper, Philips flatscreen TV ambilight.

Daniela Zahlner is born 1986 in Austria, she lives and works in Vienna and Glasgow.