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Sunday, November 8th, 2009

in cooperation with michael kalivoda and alfred lenz

the installation consists of 6 identical build objects. each one features an arduino board, 2 servo motors and 2 magnetic field sensors. the kinetic energy of the motors produces discontinuous electro magnetic fields, which are registered by the sensors. these captured values serve as control signals for the motors. therefore each element is a closed system and acts without external influence.
one of the servo motors of each object is connected by a system of strings to another element, though controlling the horizontal position of the object by lifting and lowering. the second motor is also attached to another element controlling the vertical position of the object. a form of physical communication develops itself.
the title was generated with speech-to-text software that tracked the sound of the moving servo motors and interpreted it as language. a model of handing human decisions to digital systems.
the work featured at the “essence09”, the yearly exhibition of the university of applied arts in vienna.


Sunday, November 8th, 2009

in conjunction to the japan austria year 2009, the installation “mashUp” featured an utopia like view of the streets of the city of vienna. by taking live video from a camera, facing a part of the famous “ringstrasse” and mixing it up with prerecorded video footage from real life shots and movies relating to the japanese culture, thus a virtual window develops itself, giving view on a city of mixed up architecture, inhabitants and feelings.
the installation was part of a group exhibition by the name “ca2jō” displayed in a glass cube, featuring entirely different artworks from 7 artists. “mashUp” was shown by a video projector on one of the glass doors facing the street. the live feed taking from the city scene was recorded by a camera that is connected to a windows pc. using the free processing software puredata made it possible not only to broadcast the feed to the projector but also overlay it with different footage located on the computers harddrive in realtime. the projection ran 24 hours a day, as long as the exhibiton lasted. the footage mixed in was displayed at random times, controlled by an algorithm, that took account of the current time of the day, though mixing daytime footage during the day and night time footage at night.