In The Line by artist duo eteam (Hajoe Moderegger and Franziska Lamprecht), viewers become spectators who move along a line of computer-generated figures, standing one after the other. eteam explores the notion of the line as a formal construct that moves through both physical and social space. Each figure stands or sits alone in this randomly generated sequence of characters—stretching, typing into imaginary phones, and taking invisible objects out of pockets. The title of The Line references the artist's traditional drawing method, yet the project is a simulation that unfolds in real time. The Line shifts traditional questions about the limitations of rendering human likeness into the digital realm—with faces, figures, and clothing reflecting the software's inherent bias. eteam explores the idea of the line as a promise of a passage, an exit or entrance, a permission, right, or reward. Refugees, consumers, commuters, visa-seekers, the hungry and the privileged all line up with their own specific motivations. The Line invites us to ask, and imagine, what we ourselves are waiting for through this simulated experience.
eteam (Franziska Lamprecht and Hajoe Moderegger) coordinate collective happenings and conceptual transactions on the earth and the Internet. Their work takes the form of video, radio plays, Web-based projects, or novellas. Their projects have been featured at MoMA PS1, New York; MUMOK, Vienna; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Transmediale, Berlin; the Taiwan International Documentary Festival; New York Video Festival; International Film Festival Rotterdam; the 11th Biennale of Moving Images in Geneva; and the International Film Festival Rotterdam, among others. eteam has received grants from Art in General, NYSCA, Rhizome, Creative Capital and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.