We are overwhelmed with images in today’s zap culture. But we don’t passively submit to an autonomous flood of visuals: we direct images by zapping. We play with them.
Images are the data pawns of the digital network. We upload and download them. We share and edit at a fast pace. We see images on a variety of media: DVDs and TVs, tumblrs and websites.. and these visual supports often intertwine and overlap. The Dynamic databases don’t always do justice to the images or to those who produce them. They do, however , have the ability to open up a window to our past.
Tine Guns makes use of that window to create a dialogue between the collections of a film archive and the countless visuals of digital databases.