Stijn TerpstraPhotography, Film & the Digital Breda
Through The Opera Glass
Daily life continues to shape itself within the digital framework. Humans obsessively count and measure in order to understand the world. This digital existence is in a way a primitive life, one which was established by the use of counting with their fingers. The tools through which they perceive the world around them create a new relationship between humans and their environment.
Through The Opera Glass – an homage to the first birdwatchers – examines if we are still connected to nature or if the rise of big data is concluding our intuition and experience-based handling of reality. The bird and their spectators are the allegory of this research into perception and data. In an unstable world, perceiving the reality around us as data leaves no possibility for half-values within the digital language of ones and zeros.