32. Stuttgarter Filmwinter — Festival for Expanded Media

Unerasable Images - Winnie Soon
Expanded Media Exhibition
Media in Space & Network Culture Competition
Kunstbezirk

Leonhardsplatz 28
70182 Stuttgart

U-Bahn / Bus: Rathaus

Kunstbezirk

Leonhardsplatz 28
70182 Stuttgart

U-Bahn / Bus: Rathaus

Unerasable Images

Winnie Soon
Dänemark 2018
HD Video

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http://siusoon.net/unerasable-images/

Unerasable Images presents over 300 screenshots from Google Image Search results for the search term “六四” (“64”), a reference to the date of the Tiananmen Square Protest of 1989 in Beijing. The most iconic image of that day known as “Tank Man” facing down a column of advancing tanks. In 2013, a Lego reconstruction of the “Tank Man” image started circulating in China before it, too, was eventually erased. This image, after four years, occasionally prioritizes on the first few rows of the search. Masking all the search results except the colored image, the thumbnail image(s) move within the hidden infrastructural grid and beyond the screenshot’s frame, examining the geopolitics of data circulation, internet censorship and the materiality of image (re)production.