I don’t know what to say about this project, but WOW. Excellent work.
an intermedia installation by Volkmar Klien,
in co-operation with Thomas Grill
A pendulum swings through a space.
A video screen, constituting its pendulum bob, carves its path through the exhibition space.
It presents - from its ever changing position - a view upon another scenery.
Slowly it passes the tree and the table; and then it returns.
Although freely swaying through space it collides with objects; invisible, but audible.
A computer traces the pendulum’s position and - in a computer model - embeds it into a mathematical world where it collides and interacts with objects. This interaction between the pendulum and its mathematical surroundings provides the source for a three-dimensional soundscape.
Something is forced into motion. Slowly it returns to standstill.
Next time things will behave rather similarly.
Only the world in the computer changes.
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