The Swarm features footage a football stadium audience recorded during a smoke bomb incident in one of the stands. The artists found all of the recordings on the internet. The moment the audience starts filming the event is decisive for the visual story’s build-up. Ever more people in the stadium film the commotion in the stands. The video’s cacophony of images quickly becomes a visual puzzle. The video slowly ‘extinguishes’ in tandem with the diminishing tumult in the stadium.
The Swarm demonstrates the media’s speed and how an ‘event’ spreads beyond the bubble of where it takes place. Seemingly, some things can exist in two places at once: in the real world and the digital world. This video also exposes the many different versions of a story that can exist side by side.