MARKUS SEIDL&AUGUST BLACK
a terrestrial network sculpture for Bregenz
A microphone hanging outside of the Stadtwerkstatt building in Linz records and encodes via real audio the sound nearby the building. Simultaneously, a camera hidden behind a two-way mirror, installed inside Café Strom records images of people within the building and sends them as a webcam image within an html page. The microphone will hear most likely the sounds of nature nearby the Danube as well as the voices of the people at the cafe below. The camera will record the images of people as they adjust the way they look in the mirror. The two live feeds, sound and image, are meant as a live network sculpture. It will be picked up and used in Bregenz and by anyone else interested.
The two recordings of sound and image function like two flagpoles stuck into a grounding of internet activity - activity produced by a constellation of computers and people sitting behind computers connected by telephone lines, modems, protocols, and all other things we call Internet.
On the "flagpoles" hang two 24hour LIVE recording variants of sound and image from a specific location in Linz, Austria - an entry point to and from the remote location at Stadtwerkstatt. The two live signals are fed in for the special purpose of being a part of the sculpture in Bregenz - but also to be taken out at any place that connects to it.
Rendering of Stadtwerkstatt Linz at night.
There is a cafe with an outdoorgarden downstairs.
The microphone is hanging out of second floor windows
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