Manu Luksch, founder of Ambient Information Systems (ambientTV.NET,) is filmmaker who works outside the frame. The "moving" image, and in particular the evolution of film in the digital or networked age, has been a core theme of her works. Characteristic is the blurring of boundaries between linear and hypertextual narrative, directed work and multiple authorship, and post-produced and self-generative pieces. Expanding the idea of the viewing environment is also of importance; recent works have been shown on electronic billboards in public urban spaces and open air cinemas in remote rural places.
Projects are shown at venues and festivals internationally, such as in "Hors Piste" (Centre Pompidou, Paris 2008), "Goodbye Privacy" (Ars Electronica, Linz 2007), "Connecting Worlds" (NTT ICC, Tokyo 2006), "Satelite of Love" (Witte de With, Rotterdam 2006), to name a few.Her recent film project, Faceless, is a science fiction fairy tale compiled from surveillance video footage recovered under the UK’s Data Protection Act. The film treats CCTV images as 'legal readymades', and its scenario derives from the legal properties of the image.
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