INFOROBOT I *HELIOS
Videoloop, 3 min., in woodbox
INFOROBOT II AURORA
Duratrans, Lightbox, rotating motor in woodbox
Lambdaprint, 154 cm x 124 cm, plexiglass
The Implicit Gates construct an entrancehall, a foyer or an airport gate, conveying a feeling somewhere in between arrival and departure.
But instead of concrete informations or maps the visitor experiences a liquidation of the near and the far, of an intentionless informing and a feeling of an earth left behind.
The architectural conditions of the project space support the impression conducivly.
Listening to the sound of a real crowded airport hall the exhibitional space extends. A fantastic ladies' voice from the airport-information announces security advices, warnings and passenger calls uninterruptedly in three languages.
An affinity to Jaques Tatis' visions of a modern city and civilisation in „Playime“ is suggestet by the design and absurdity of the installation.
The picture „Island“ is made up of a multitude of screenshots (satellite pictures from google earth). 17 airports were mounted, accumulating a new big airport. An island, surrounded by shore an sea, nothing else. Travelling gets absurd and flying through the airspace turns a short and random highflight. Ikarias' twin city.
Inforobot I + II constitute the visitors' source of information. But the access emerges uneasyly. 3 girls occupied the first Inforobot. One after the other is looking out of the airplane-window-shaped hole in the white box. Pretending traveling inside a high flying airplane they observe the world outside far below. With a small digital camera they're taking pictures outside. The strong flashes start to mix up the situation: suddenly the recipient feels observed or even shot by a photo booth / tower / magicbox.
The second Inforobot performs a mythological play:
Aurora and Apoll, travelling perpetually over the sky, bringing daylight and night from east to west.
I mounted Renis' fresquo to a loop on duratrans on a motor, which rotates slowly inside the box. the viewer watches this little mechanical video on 2 „screens“ , which are holes in the box. Raree show, mini-diorama.