32-bit Noir – Michael Trommer’s Transmissions from the Technological Sublime

Transmissions from the Technological Sublime is a panoramic multimedia installation that depicts a nocturnal landscape of non-place populated by infrastructure rather than people. Hatched as a MFA thesis project within OCAD University’s integrated media program by Toronto’s Michael Trommer, the audiovisual piece renders highways, shipping channels, airports, and office parks as uncanny interstitial zones of contemplation. Slow rumbling drones coalesce with long static shots and the viewer is left to soak up the atmospherics. With animations that are decidedly un-photorealistic, the piece capitalizes on a tension between ‘the everyday’ and a somewhat ominous and foreboding reproduction of it.

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