Julian Palacz

Algorithmic search for Love

In a time in which digital cultural assets far outweigh analog ones, the ease with which we can now amass and exchange material has resulted in large personal collections of media data (music, films, series etc.). Julian Palacz has devised and developed a search engine that is able to enter text to search personal film and video archives for spoken language. An individual collection of films thus becomes a database of keywords and every spoken word or phrase in the archives can be searched. By entering a sentence like “I love her”, all film or video clips with this phrase will be shown in sequence. The selection of keywords therefore determines the process of re-sequencing image and sound in the film material. Algorithmic search for love creates an algorithm that unfurls for the viewer new possibilities of audio-visual narratives.

Born in Leoben, Styria, 1983, Austria. 2003-2007, studies in Digital Art under prof. Peter Weibel and guest prof. Tom Fürstner, University of Applied Arts, Vienna; 2007-2010, studies in Digital Art under prof. Virgil Widrich. Lives and works in Vienna, Leopoldstadt and Mürzzuschlag. Upcoming and past participations: 2011, Speculum Artium 2011, Trbovlje, Slovenia 2011, Die nächste Generation III, Galerie im Traklhaus, Salzburg, AT 2011, LOVE_15: Terminator 2, art space LOVE_, Vienna, AT 2010, digital matter(s), Saranac Art Projects, Spokane/Washington, USA 2010, paraflows .10, Festival for Digital Art and Cultures, Künstlerhaus, Vienna, AT 2010, Digital Art Festival, National Academy of Art, Sofia, Bulgaria 2010, Lecture Algorithmic Search for ‘Memory’ – Theoretical and Practical Possibilities of an Innovative Search Engine for Film Contents, NECS, Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey.