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Tyyne Claudia Pollmann Tracelation
Edited by Tyyne Claudia Pollmann.
Contributions by Miya Yoshida, Warren Neidich, Ralf Reulke, Wolfram Liebermeister, Dominik Reuss, Knut Ebeling, Mariapaola Gritti, Alan N. Shapiro.

Graphic design: Panzlau Prugger.
published in January 2018
English edition
19 x 21 cm (softcover)
228 pages (color ill.)
ISBN: 978-3-943620-61-0
EAN: 9783943620610
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New technologies today make it possible to translate raw data into graphic representations. This action of translation has become essential in the era of big data. It forms the core of this publication, which presents the outcomes of an experiment conducted by conceptual artist Tyyne Claudia Pollmann at the Charite CrossOver Institute Berlin Mitte since 2013.
Retrieving, processing, tracking and tracing have evolved into standard actions performed with any available data, including their instant translation into images, thus transforming, modifying, and adjusting them for the visualized results. Data are treated as fragments; aspects, parameters, details of complex actions and behavior which are isolated, reduced, idealized, and finally presented for further investigation. The results apparently show a smooth and direct translatability.
Tracelation underscores the indispensable action of translation within the performance of tracing, which results in histories of action, movement, performance, as time-specific changes of particles: big data. Derivation answers derivation, algorithm feeds algorithm, analysis of derived data, constantly re-translated, shaping reality: a chain of tracelations.
Leave a trace, installed in the Charite CrossOver Institute Berlin Mitte since 2013, tracelates raw data into images and sends the trajectories back to their originators. The image output of these interactions can be viewed on site and online via live stream and forms the core of this publication, along with its further tracelations and subtexts by its contributors.
Tyyne Claudia Pollmann (born 1959 in Dusseldorf) is a German conceptual artist and professor of anatomy and morphology at the Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weißensee.