sacral space in the digital era, 2012
In an era of media paradigm changes, "Shift-Save" explores the return of the spiritual in a digitized knowledge society.
Most views on net.cultural developments assume the character of religious beliefs. Like all ages and cultures, the generation of digital natives long for sacred spaces – a site where analogue and digital worlds can meet, a space of reconciliation and coexistence.
Passing through spaces that play with pseudo-shamanistic rituals, visitors are prepared for an immersive encounter in the central meditation room. The digital projection becomes part of the analog video sculpture. "Shift-Save" reflects on the religion of the digital and the longing for sacred spaces in an era of post-truth.
Concept and Design: Hojin Kang, Fabian Mansmann
Sounddesign: Smus Pimpen
Supervision: Prof. Dr. Rolf Sachsse, Prof. Burkhard Detzler
Photography and Documentation: Hojin Kang, Fabian Mansmann
Editing: Dr. Sönke Zehle, Hojin Kang, Fabian Mansmann