01/09 2004

vctrl #01 [interactive video installation]


work performed: programming (max/msp/nato0+55), concept



as part of “europäischer tag des denkmalschutzes in österreich”

(“european heritage day in austria”) and in cooperation with the austrian federal office for the care of monuments, the former water tower at the one-time slaughter house is again used as art display covering the theme of “alte bauten – neue nutzung” (“old buildings – new usage”). media installations of the collective glotzophon (markus gansberger / armin purkrabek) are processoriented discussions of space, light, image and sound. in the foreground is the attempt to hit on the borders of audio-visual coherences, to sound them out and to filter out an individual aesthetics of this stage: digital and analogue technologies are combined. glotzophon’s current work “vctrl#1” (in cooperation with daniel hafner) captivates by a playful and precise handling of medial techniques with the aim to draft complex media bodies. in the exhibition space, several monitors are spread, displaying digitally manipulated body images of the visitors. four cameras record, from different angles, details of the visitors, which add up in the installation’s entirety to variant-rich bodies. through the visitors’ movements around the monitors, laser sensors are activated, triggering seemingly at random a change of the shown body images and of the installation’s sound.



video example:




gallery medienturm, graz, austria

cooperation: daniel hafner (sound) and medienturm.at

concept, realization: armin purkrabek, markus gansberger

text: glotzophon and medienturm.at

year: 09 2004



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