The SNR project is a response to the overabundance of digital media, interactive technologies and means of online communication.

Digital reality impacts our perception of what is actually happening around us. This might be a truism but, upon consideration, we become aware that the material world isn't only perceived differently these days, but — having partially lost its "materiality" — is no longer viewed as a collection of purely physical objects or phenomena. By and by, they start to lose their inherent meanings, become warped, acquire new forms, become overgrown by digital artefacts, and are corroded by gaps and glitches. The disappearing divide between the digital and material realities makes the present moment feel uncertain, creates a rift between the self and the surrounding environment and leads one to regard it with suspicion.

SNR (signal-to-noise-ratio) is an English term, defined as the ratio between the power of a desired signal and the level fo background noise. In our work, we put together everyday images: our personal photographs and videos, screenshots from the internet, CCTV images, and corrupted digital files. This combination of images then serves as a visual representation of the SNR of the environment and is used to transmit the digital noise. This allows one to get a feel of the outlined transformations and to apply the experience of altered perception beyond the scope of this work.

Vladimir Seleznev
Katya Selezneva