- Art in public space
- Electronic environments
- Video sculptures
- Light objects
- Expanded photography
- Video tapes
- Performative context
Computer-controlled interactive light installation with two light scanners
Federal Educational Academy, Feldkirch (A), competition
Two light scanners, housing case, two touch screens, control computer, Internet platform
LichtGraffiti is an interactive light installation conceived for the school and academy building in Feldkirch. In the building there is a pedagogical academy (PädAk) and a federal upper-level gymnasium (BORG). The installation refers to school as a place of condensed information-reception. LichtGraffiti develops an analogy to the rhythm of absorbing and processing experiences.
The work consists of three parts, each installed independently in the two institutions: a touchscreen in the foyers, two projectors projecting moving light circles on the facade of the building at night, and a text archive.
The touch screens allow the users to enter personal texts. They can be used by the students during the day. At night, when the building is closed, two light circles of 1m diameter rewrite these entries letter by letter in defined areas above the entrances.
A texture of light unfolds on the rigidly gridded facade of the building. The interplay between unified form and personal expression turns the projections into graffitis: behind an initially uniform appearance ("tagging", spraying) there hides the attitude of the individual.