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Adam Centko & Carmen Roca Igual

1646 Street View Cinema


22/05/2020 –
– 31/05

1646 transformed its big display window into a temporary Street View Cinema!

We selected two exciting video works by graduating students from KABK Interactive Media Design department. The two works reflect on technology, loneliness and the role of digital environments in times of the current pandemic. A new reality emerges from our relationship to the digital world and the way we use representations of ourselves in it.

Adam Centko

Silicon Sights

8 minutes 8 seconds (4K)

Silicon Sights offers a stroll through digital and natural landscapes whilst trying to interpret how they intertwine—a new Romanticism. A fragile dependency comes to light, showing how the digital space can’t thrive without the natural resources of the physical one. The more photorealistic and accurate the virtual simulation, the more computer processing power is necessary, which in turn requires more natural resources to be used for computer chips and the like, leaving an increasingly large carbon footprint.

Carmen Roca Igual



Novel is a dramatic musing on the external and internal masks we choose to put on. The video takes place at the beginning of the lock down in Spain. The characters (Lola, Rosa, Carmen and her Mother) are stuck at home and boredom starts to overcome them. Before long they question their own self image out loud as they begin to talk to and even gossip with selfies and inanimate objects. The girls go through an introspective journey, in a quarantine, accompanied by their phones and tablets. Their devices invent new gestures that affect our natural behaviors — like the flickering of a Face Filter with a slight tilt of the head to put our masks back on.


About Carmen Roca Igual: Carmen de la Roca (b. 1998, Paris) is a lens-based artist researching human behaviour and the social makeup we apply in relation to new media. Her work combines identity, technology, empowerment and the role of new media, but also the essential pursuit of communication, spirituality, and connection that most humans are in search of. She researches and explores experiences through fictional characters as a proxy to hers and society’s dilemmas. The characters live through contemporary narratives as they discover how to utilise the content they create in this attention economy.

Roca Igual graduated from the Royal Academy of Art The Hague in 2020. Her work was officially selected for the #AmLatino Film Festival and was nominated for the Young Talent Award during Dutch Design Week. She has assisted artists and filmmakers Amalia Ulman and Pauline Curnier Jardin, and her work was shown before in Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Rijeka, and The Hague.


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