Panorama Time, digital photography, dimensions variable, ongoing project started 2012.

Travelling the world with a broken camera - is a challenge on its own. As a result, the traveller brings broken images and disrupted memories home. How does the broken camera and glitched images affect your personal memories? This project is about traveling and creating memories, which sometimes get broken, forgotten, parts of photographs get deleted, parts of memories get focused on the particular and decisive moment of deletion. The artist travels the world only with this broken camera and now shows those memories, stories and images to you.

By learning new techniques in hacking new technologies, we explore the different ways in which hacking may act and create new aesthetics, even without knowing the structural components of it or how the hardware and software work. Consequently, we learn how the unknown world unfolds in action. Below you find several panoramic photography examples through which the practice-based research into fault- and glitch-aesthetics got executed.

As photography in general is a time and space-oriented medium, the project examines it from this perspective. This project concentrates on the medium itself, using its features to create the glitch. By choosing a panorama mode, which simultaneously combines two different techniques of one medium – still photography and cinematography. In this application, time passes noticeably on the screen, and the user can control the process through the time-space dimension by capturing what is relevant to that moment (by freezing the time-space moment), while also embracing challenges and controversies within the time construct, for example, waiting for some scenes to pass without being captured (by letting certain scenes be deleted from the final image). Thus, deletion and repetition become characteristics that frequently appear in the process. The viewer in this project can find deleted parts of the photographed object as well as the duplicated parts.


Solo exhibition "Panorama Time", Prospect gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2022.

"Interpretative Digitality" solo exhibition at R1-Reactor Hall, Stockholm, Sweden, 2018.

"Panorama Time" exhibited at the Science of the Unseen: Digital Art Perspectives, an exhibition of the Digital Arts Community of ACM SIGGRAPH conference, Anaheim, California, US, 2016.

Artist Talk on Panorama Time and Fault Aesthetics at Cultural R>evolution - ISEA 2016, 22nd International Symposium on Electronic Art, Hong Kong, 2016.

Panorama Time and Fault Aesthetics presented at RIXC conference RENEWABLE FUTURES 2015 in Riga, Latvia.

DIS 2017 conference, presented "Time and Space in Broken Panorama", V. Šimbelis, Edinburgh, UK.


A research peer-reviews journal article about Panorama Time and Fault Aesthetics published in the Acoustic Space journal, Riga, Latvia, 2017.

DIS 2017 conference, research paper "Time and Space in Broken Panorama", V. Šimbelis, Edinburgh, UK.

Panorama Time, Prospect gallery 

Panorama Time, Prospect gallery 

Panorama Time, Prospect gallery 

a shortened boat  

an elongated trailer 

a motorcyclist  

khalifa city 

concept cars 

brothers turned into spaces  

hometown Panevezys 

NYC subway 

Exhibition in subway 

trainspotting / wagon count 

trainspotting / wagon count #2 

digital rain 

liquid car 

liquid cityscape 

fragmented singapore 

Interpretative Digitality 

Interpretative Digitality