Red Lines by Evan Roth


Date(s) - 01/05/2020 - 10/09/2020






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, 82 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, India, New Zealand, Portugal, 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, 2020 here.

For more information a recent artist talk about the project and discussion with Red Lines producer Charmian Griffin can be viewed here.


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