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Type: Digital Animations | Year: 2020

ZOOM - GROUNDS is an ongoing collection of free HD Videos specifically designed as Zoom Virtual Backgrounds.

Figure-Ground relationships have long been drawn to reveal the space existing between things, a mediating territory where ideas of publicness are both generated and tested. 

While a patchwork of digital Zoom-rooms is now our primary space of social engagement, we think of Virtual Backgrounds as a site of negotiation between our public and private selves. 

Here image-based algorithms produce unstable profiles filtering likely-to-be human figures from their surrounding. Unlike many Nolli-plans, this becomes an active threshold.

As a reminder of the complex entanglements of our physical and digital lives, it is from these gaps that we can begin to occupy the seamlessly shifting definition of publicness.