In the digital world, traces are stored elsewhere than in the visible. The information path to display on this map the locations of #sunny posted on Instagram in real time is here similar to the path of sunlight on earth.
www.sun.vidyakelie.com is a contemplative, participatory and interactive piece of Net-art which lists in real time, the #SUNNY Hashtags posted on Instagram.
The definition of the palimpsest implies an erasure of the canvas to offer a new visual. Here, the Hashtags stored on Facebook’s servers are an indelible trace; A superposition with physical theorems then takes place and reveals a mathematical reality to the behavior of humans with their phones.
Thus, the free energy torus or the Finobacci suite validate international human coherence.
Artist note : The site sun.vidyakelie.com is an interactive metaphor.
In this contemplative ecosystem, the Internet user is challenged, but for a work of art.
In internet consumption every action is counted and often sold. The “follow” on an instagram account or a “like” on a post feeds the digital economy. Here we activate the mistrust around geolocation. Signalling one’s position allows one to personalize one’s environment, the cities of Shanghai and Tokyo display personalized ads on the windows as we pass by.
Museums and Art must find their place in this ecosystem. The #sun project is a direct response and seeks the participation of the Internet user as an interactive museum visitor.
The points on this map are the “#sunny” tagged by millions of Internet users per day. For a purpose other than to bond for the love of the sun, the eccentricity of the selfies photos displayed on this Htag is a reality quite different from what one could imagine yet they exist and are part of our reality.
The artist decided that these “suns” would flirt with tangibility.
Here, cartography allows the technique of conservation and geographical archiving to be used as a layer* on which the connections of internet users to a common need for vitamin D and culture appear. These lines represent these connections which become like a necessary weave in the omnipresence of wavy and financial transactions.
In the deployment of these queries, a list of fabulous functionalities appears when we geolocalize:
The site then deploys in real time new trajectories as the crow flies to reach the last sunny point located by the algorithm.
Like a museum door, this first button is a threshold to be crossed to participate in a real-time trajectory change. This engagement close to street-art participates in a new and collective definition of the network to propose the integration of sunlight in our urban movements.
The second button is a GPS that calculates the fastest walking trajectory to reach the nearest sun. The #sun tracks (parks, terraces, meeting places, art center?…) collected by our site are different from #sunny and allow us to enjoy meetings in these physically accessible places. It is possible to join them.