PLANET OF THE COMMUTERS WITH THE 3 TIME-MOONS
by Hofstetter Kurt
the "landstrasse - wien mitte" sub- and railwaystation in
vienna; open since 4.3.1993 as the 1. Austrian permanent
installation of computer art in public space
|NEW REINSTALLATION: [ click on the video ]||
the gateway connecting the U- and S-platforms in
Austrias busiest railwaystation commuters are monitored
and simultaneously displayed as part of the clockfaces.
Using a fish eye-converter this gateway looks like a
planet in a computer-generated universe, where people
are swinging in parallels to each other.
Three computer-controlled time-moons are moving
around this planet showing the local time. The
commuters depict time itself and their steps can be
heard as the ticking of time.
installation shows the time, as it becomes
discernible through the parallelity and circulation of
human behavior, so that public space and people
moving inside are permanently involved in a clockwork
Circulation and parallelism can formally be found in the
pendulum of the clockworks consisting of a circle and
two parallel lines directing in towards the infinte distant
point, where they begin and end.
|the installation on the U3 subway platform|
|the installation on the U4 subway platform|
|the installation on the S1/2 railway platform|
|the installation on the S3/4 railway platform|
|installation detail on the S3/4 railway platform|