- Art in public space
- Electronic environments
- Video sculptures
- Light objects
- Expanded photography
- Video tapes
- Performative context
Computer-controlled light installation with four LED bars, not realized
DKV insurance, Cologne (D), competition
36 cm (light sticks)
4 light sticks with 64 super-bright white LEDs, external control computer, microprocessors, eproms
Artist cooperation: Patricia Köstring
Electronics: Alexander Pausch
VIRTUAL CONCEPTS is a light installation with four LED bars, designed for the new building of an insurance company in Cologne. The installation works with the transitory character of the space, a main hallway that begins with a slight bend and then widens, thus opening up the ground floor.
The work rhythmizes the progress of the structure, the development of this characteristic curvature, through ephemeral LED-generated characters. These virtual characters are superimposed onto the rugged features of the cherry wood panelling, and hover as translucent snapshots over the veneer's surface without competing against it.
Just above eye level, four light bars are set into the wall, each made of a vertical row of white LEDs. The diodes are directed through thin slots in the wood panelling, and act as formal light elements in the room.
The emerging characters are only perceivable by individual viewers, according to their position and eye movement; in contrast to an image, sculptural body, or a digital work with strings of letters, there is no possibility of community approach.
The generated words arise from a complex system of word catalogs; keywords on people, work, and nature outline different discourses on natural sciences and the humanities. The words relate to one another both in their juxtaposition on parallel rods and in succession as a series of words. Overall, starting from a "guide" rod, an open conceptual reference system is created.