tracelation Tyyne Claudia Pollmann

Contributions by Miya Yoshida, Warren Neidich, Ralf Reulke, Wolfram Liebermeister, Dominik Reuss, Knut Ebeling, Mariapaola Gritti, Alan N. Shapiro.

Retrieving, processing, tracking and tracing have evolved into standard actions performed with any available data, including their instant translation into images, thus transforming, modifying, and adjusting them for the visualized results. Data are treated as fragments; aspects, parameters, details of complex actions and behavior which are isolated, reduced, idealized, and finally presented for further investigation. The results apparently show a smooth and direct translatability.

tracelation underscores the indispensable action of translation within the performance of tracing, which results in histories of action, movement, performance, as time-specific changes of particles: big data. Derivation answers derivation, algorithm feeds algorithm, analysis of derived data, constantly re-translated, shaping reality: a chain of tracelations.

leave a trace, installed in the Charite CrossOver Institute Berlin Mitte since 2013, tracelates raw data into images and sends the trajectories back to their originators. The image output of these interactions can be viewed on site and online via live stream and forms the core of this publication, along with its further tracelations and subtexts by its contributors.

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