„Nodegreewestandnodegreeast” is a boxed space, whose parameters and geographic positions remain indeterminate. Inside the box moving projeted light symbols constantly redefine it.
Into the ceiling the template of an anglular line is cut, its shape refers to width and length of the architecture. On top of the space a microchip controlled drawing machine defines the position and brightness of seven lamps. By cutting out lightlines it projects dynamic maps into the experimental space.
The walkable system is an apparatus with an open structure, all elements can be sensed. Beeing interested in the feedback between perceiving thinking and acting, I explore the difference between physical perception and ephemeral appearance and the emphasis of process and time, while we are constantly constructing world out of foreign and familiar elements
Programming the drawing sequence I concentrated both on the vertical, the feeling of balance and gravity when we stand inside the drawing, and on the horizontal, the perspectives that turn a 3D space into 2D and backwards. It is an approx. 11 min loop out of parts working with the floor, parts working with the construction elements of the box and parts working with perpective and horizontal lines that seem to open an inner to an outer space.
Drawing Installation Light Work / 2005/2006
space-related lightinstallation, mixed media, 560x300x260 cm
custom-made drawing machine with Thom Laepple (soft-and hardware development)
Academy of Media Arts Cologne, Electrohype, Kunstmuseum Bonn, igus®