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Energie-Passagen: die Stadt Lesen und (Be)Schreiben / Interactive public art installation

Energie-Passagen: die Stadt Lesen und (Be)Schreiben
Energie-Passagen: die Stadt Lesen und (Be)Schreiben

Discipline: Interior Architecture

Discipline: Interior Architecture

Energy_Passages: Reading and Writing the City
The project “Energie_Passagen” reproduces the linguistic space of the city as a data flow. Hundreds of catchwords taken from current newspaper reports flow on the street. Passers-by select individual words out of this projected “information flow”. Thus, thematically related networks of terms start to form in the floor projection. Linguistic software reduces the original text to catchwords and turns semantic relations into these networks of words, reflected as an audiovisual echo. Artificial voices read out these reconfigured news. By means of word selection the visitors create a “Living Newspaper” according to their personal interest. The installation is like an information browser to walk in. Amidst winter the Literature House’s forecourt is being transformed into a reading garden with the flair of an outdoor cinema.

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Landeshauptstadt München, Kulturreferat Kunst im öffentlichen Raum

Landeshauptstadt München, Kulturreferat Kunst im öffentlichen Raum
München, Germany

Design

Art_Net_Work Fleischmann/Strauss GBR

Art_Net_Work Fleischmann/Strauss GBR
Bonn, Germany

Monika Fleischmann, Wolfgang Strauss

Design

Fraunhofer Institut

The MARS Interactive Experience Lab, Fraunhofer Institut für Medienkommunikation
Sankt Augustin, Germany

Monika Fleischmann, Wolfgang Strauss

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