“x kB away” reflects about a key-notion of our contemporaneity - the presence - trying to find where the youngsters of today are, who seem to be nowhere, when in fact they are everywhere.
The notion of distance changed with the technological advances, the acceleration, the feeling that we can be everywhere at any time are the starting points of this project. The limits between real and virtual faded, interconnected by concepts like online identity and telepresence. The physicality is no longer necessary in communication and the feeling of presence now depends on the data transfer between two points.
Our project consists in a publication and a set of audiovisual installations, answering our theme “The Place Where Youngsters Are”.
“The Place Where Youngsters Are” is a printed editorial publication that explores the them that supports the project "xkB away”. It explains the new concept of presence which evolved along with the technologic advances, an innate reality for the youngsters. The main reference At the Heart of It All: The Concept of Presence" by Matthew Lombard and Theresa Ditton is complemented with other authors' works and the product of our own installations.