Flußgeist is a series of works inspired by the concept of Zeitgeist. Strangely, industries have quite intuitively appropriated this notion to refer to pages giving access to flux suspension, i.e., for Google, words with the most searches during a year. Flußgeist is based on the principle that what is called Web 2.0 is not simply a marketing discourse, but the first industry that feeds on the existence of each and every individual, through sites such as Flikr, Facebook and Youtube.
With Flußgeist the objective is not only to create a visualized data interface, but also to possibly construct non-narrative fictions based on all these fluxes. These are on-going videos that change according to incoming information. This temporality no longer has to do with duration (Andy Warhol’s Empire or Douglas Gordon’s 24 Hour Psycho) or loops (Rodney Graham’s How I Became A Ramblin’ Man), involving instead another mode of appropriation on the part of the audience: skimming through the network as if it were a city, imagining the millions of voices of its inhabitants, its passers-by. Perceiving the density of anonymity.