The future of the internet is ephemeral. The internet is evolving from a worldwide archive machine into a global performance machine. Temporary, local and unique ephemeral content is becoming the new status quo. Today´s teenagers are already accustomed to this shift in digital culture.
Ephemeral Data is a performance that stretches across the full ten days of SPRING and visualises this shift. Ephemeral Data uses sand, the raw material from which fibre optics are made, to create a gigantic sand mandala representing a Google Maps image of the city of Utrecht. During the festival a group of performers will be creating the mandala inch by inch, grain by grain. On the final day of SPRING at 15:00 the performancers will wipe the sand mandala away. The only thing left will be a heap of sand.
Producer: Jeroen van Loon
Coproducer: SPRING Performing Arts Festival
With support of: Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie, Gemeente Utrecht, Stichting Stokroos, Fentener van Vlissingen Fonds