Pollinating Proxies uses footage from 20th century 16mm film to modern-day computer vision to portray how technology affects our interpretation of truth. Colin Rosati uses the buzz of technology, the chirps of hummingbirds, text, and film footage to scrutinize the connection between consumption and desire. Although Rosati’s metaphor between hummingbirds and human consumption (or overconsumption) of technology is overt, he chooses a telling lens to view the impact of digital media on our lives.

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Colin Rosati is a Berlin based media artist that creates installation arising from divergent fields of research. In his media art practice, he engages with authenticity, agency, desire, and consumption in visual regimes. Finding inspiration from the mundane to networked technologies impacts he observes and records traces of emergent behaviours expressed via mediation. His installation work speaks to reification representation under visual regimes. Through electronics, installation and media art he analyzes the inevitable transcoding that happens in commercial, proprietary software. Colin’s practice looks at representation, in part documenting the limits, contradictions as well as draws attention to the complexity in finding one’s agency through desire.