The Presence of Absence (2003)

Formally, I see myself as a participant and investigator in the realm of new media art as it exists on the web. The Web in its binary aspect mirrors the process of choice-making by which we navigate our environments, making it an ideal medium to discuss issues relating to the realm of subjective experience. Conceptually my work derives from and revolves around my unchanging curiosity about the nature of identity and consciousness. To me, identity is related to and generated by what belongs to the spectrum of one's history: subjective or objective, microscopic or macroscopic, private, familial, and socio-political. Through my work I attempt to address the difference between conscious and subconscious identity and drives. -Peter Horvath

The Presence of Absence creates an associative, audiovisual narrative playing with the intangible layers of communication that are left to interpretation and create presences in their own right. Using an abstracted human face ...

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Formally, I see myself as a participant and investigator in the realm of new media art as it exists on the web. The Web in its binary aspect mirrors the process of choice-making by which we navigate our environments, making it an ideal medium to discuss issues relating to the realm of subjective experience. Conceptually my work derives from and revolves around my unchanging curiosity about the nature of identity and consciousness. To me, identity is related to and generated by what belongs to the spectrum of one's history: subjective or objective, microscopic or macroscopic, private, familial, and socio-political. Through my work I attempt to address the difference between conscious and subconscious identity and drives. -Peter Horvath

The Presence of Absence creates an associative, audiovisual narrative playing with the intangible layers of communication that are left to interpretation and create presences in their own right. Using an abstracted human face as a main interface, viewers uncover a non-linear trail of associations. -Christiane Paul

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