Smart Pantheon RGB

© Myriam Thyes
© ; © Myriam Thyes

Myriam Thyes

Smart Pantheon RGB , ongoing
Co-workers & Funding
Carsten Heisterkamp, programming of interactivity
Funded by HEK House of Electronic Arts, Basel
  • Smart Pantheon RGB
    2866 × 1606
2022, interactive online video for mobile devices with touch-screen (runs in web browser; best suited for iPhones and iPads)

In her interactive video work Smart Pantheon RGB, Myriam Thyes addresses the almost religious devotion we give to our smart devices. The work references Michelangelo‘s fresco ‚The Creation of Adam‘ in the Sistine Chapel, a depiction of the Genesis creation story in which both God and the first man are depicted with their arms and hands stretched out towards each other. The work allows us to slip into the role of both, the hand of God and the hand of Adam. Through gentle zooming gestures we spiral through an endless loop of hands handling smartphones. A sensual work that focuses on the movement of the hands and lets the audience become part of the artwork.
  • aesthetics
    • interactive
    • time-based
    • visual
  • subjects
    • Body and Psychology
      • hands
    • Media and Communication
      • communication
      • telephones
Technology & Material
interactive online video for mobile touch screens (mainly iPhone, iPad)