Ways of Connecting

24 april - 17 mei 2019
Ways of Connecting

Red Lines

Red Lines is a network containing infrared videos of coastal landscapes that can be streamed to a smartphone, tablet, or computer by anyone, anywhere.

By setting a device in your home or workplace to display this artwork, you share a synchronized viewing experience with people around the world. Filmed in infrared, the spectrum by which data is transmitted through fiber optic cables, over 60 slowly moving videos are stored on servers located in the same territories in which they were filmed. When you view a network located video made in Hong Kong, for example, it activates the submarine cable route between Hong Kong and you. You then become part of the peer-to-peer network which enables this work to be experienced by people around you.

These network located videos were shot at fiber optic cable landing locations in Australia, Argentina, France, Hong Kong, New Zealand, South Africa, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States. During the following year, more trips will be made and the network will expand.

Red Lines runs from September 10, 2018 until September 10, 2019.

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"It’s not intended to be a photo journalistic pursuit, but instead more of a personal project aiming to come to different understandings of our current surroundings."

Read Creative Capital's Alex Teplitzky interview with Evan Roth about Red Lines

About Evan Roth

Based in Berlin, Roth's practice visualizes and archives typically unseen aspects of rapidly changing communication technologies. Through a range of media from sculpture to websites, the work addresses the personal and cultural effects surrounding these changes and the role of individual agency within the media landscape.

Recent exhibitions include the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and the Strasbourg Biennale. Roth is the co-founder of the Graffiti Research Lab and the Free Art & Technology Lab (F.A.T. Lab) and his work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art NYC.



Red Lines, by Evan Roth is commissioned and produced by Artangel. The project is generously supported by Creative Capital.

Artangel is generously supported using public funding by Arts Council England, and by the private patronage of Artangel International CircleSpecial Angels and The Company of Angels.

Developed by Cosmic.berlin using WebTorrent.