Manipulating our own shadow

The installation lies, all lies , by Hannes Nehls, tries to create an awareness for media made manipulations by manipulating the “ultimate” picture: our own shadow.

After the visitor has stepped into floodlighting, s/he recognizes her/his own shadow on the wall. But then this shadow suddenly moves for no apparent reason: software, data projectors, infra-red floodlights and infra-red sensitive video cameras simulate the shadow, which is alway genuine, and thus render it open to manipulation.


The installation questions our perception for figurative information and thus makes visible the inherent manipulation.

In Basel, at the VIPER festival till November 22.