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individual electric took part in screens, an art, media and technology project for the Norwegian city of Trondheim's 1000th anniversary. i.e. started by mapping the word screen, from its origin in the Norse skrin, through shrine, scrine, screening, fire screen, silkscreen, movie screen, TV and computer screen. The term that used to describe a sacred box, coffin or temple later described the act of shielding or protecting someone from danger, from exposure to heat, wind or staring eyes. Starting with the technological progress of the 19th century, the screen reveals everything: photos, movies, TV and computer programs...

In the installation, one enters a skrin through a keyhole. In this room, one enters a shrine where a skrin contains a computer screen that outputs from a hard drive seated program responding to mouse manipulations. Digitized sound and images emerge through a microcosm of screened memory. The skrin with the screen it has a mirrored lid, in the center of which is a surveillance monitor showing an overhead view of the user(s). The program is simultaneously projected onto a large book consisting of 7 transparent pages or screens. Embedded in the pages are old maps of the city, and objects from various skrin; tools, jewelry, money, love letters etc. The sound and light conditions in this interior vary with the movement and choices of the visitors as they explore the screen.

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