Media

The Media sea

V-Med isn't a simple contraction of "Virtual Mediterranean", name of the installation presented in February in Palermo.
V-Med introduces the notion of media, a word having a common root with Mediterranean and inducing the notion of medium as an intermediary, median, as well as the notion of the means.
Literally, the Mediterranean would be a sea between the lands, in the middle of the lands. The term defines the limits as well as the middle.

The media in its contemporary definition includes everything concerning the mean of communication, an interface between a transmitter and a receiver, but also the contents, which is communicated. The media is thus the transmitter as much as the emission.

In fact, if the sea is the means of transport, literally trans-port, between seaports, what media transport is information. The objection for traditional media is that information runs only in one direction: transmitter towards receiver, it is the case for television, the radio, the press.
The interactivity brought by new media, and in particular Internet, allow navigation in the two directions, the receiver becomes transmitting. The information isn't anymore a linear river; it becomes a real sea, a media sea full of images, sounds and memory.
It is in this sea of a new type that [ V-Med 2.0 ] proposes a diving. This utopian sea makes it possible to reconsider time and space, to make of New York, Paris, Palermo and Helsinki four of the many seaports.

The media in [ V-Med 2.0 ]

The information navigating in [ V-Med 2.0 ] corresponds to various types and various temporalities.

The different webcams " reactualize " the images, which precisely represent the current time of the four cities and two scenographies in one single object/ 3D space.

The interactive video plays in loop, it represents the daily cycle, the time that goes by in a compression of time.

The memory sea, in perpetual movement feeds from snapshots taken to the video cycle.