60m light installation on the façade of the Kunsthalle Vienna
Along the whole lenght-side of the building housing Kunsthalle Wien a lightsignal is oscillating horizontally, thus simulating a cognitive feedback loop – an infinite and also inoperable machinic circulation. This light-installation on artificial intelligence discusses its productivity, autistic mental processes and a machine‘s emanzipation from its own creator. The formal alignment corresponds with elements used within the interior architecture of the Kunsthalle Wien and refers to the connection between internal viscera and the exernal parasite.
60 meters in length and 2 meters tall. a row of glas showcases mounted on the outer wall of the Kunsthalle is being transformed into an indicator for artificially operating intelligence. Quoting light-elements used in science fiction movies from the 70ies and 80ies (Knight Rider, Space Odyssey, Battlestar Galactica,..), an oscillating light signal patrols along the entire lenght of the building.
The moving light takes impact on the character of the building, evidently containing a technological spirit that seems to have a watchful eye.
The horizontally aligned showcases are equipped with complexly draped curtains stressing an organic aspect. The drapery also refers to another machine – inside the building – moving from pole to pole – the elevator – connecting the groundfloor with the first floor, which is also hidden behind a coat of draped fabric. (see picture below)
The elevator car moves on a vertical axis and works as an internal counterpart to the external light-pendulum on the outside of the building. Cables, controllers and connectors are left exposed to show the connection and energytransfer between inside and outside.