Internet Machine (2014) is an audiovisual triptych about the invisible infrastructure of the Internet. The film reveals the material weight of our data by exploring some of the machines from which “the cloud” is transmitted and transformed. The footage documents the most secure and “fault-tolerant” data center in the world, run by Telefónica in Alcalá, Spain, exploring the architectural space with a wide, slow-moving camera. Through subtle changes in perspective, Timo Arnall encourages contemplative reflection on the physical mass that the Internet inhabits and how it is managed through data and connectivity.
Coproduced by Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona and Fundación Telefónica.
Film: 6 min 40 sec, digital 4K, 25fps, stereo.
Installation: Digital projection, 3 x 16:10 screens, each 4.85m x 2.8m.
Medium: Digital photography, photogrammetry and 3D animation.