Seoul International Media Art Biennial, 2008
Microclimates is an interactive laboratory installation
concerned with the interaction between man and climate. This further development
of the dynamic multi-sense-installation "something in the air"
which contrasted the local (Kunstverein Ulm) and the global climate (Echigo-Tsumari-Art-Triennial)
is concentrating on the themes of climate and CO2-outputs and the warming
of the immediate surroundings.
In the center of the installation is a round mirror table, on which 12
petri dishes are installed, which
contain 12 backlit thermographic images of megacities of the different
climatic zones of the earth. The chosen megacities are Buenos Aires, Cairo,
Istanbul, Lagos, Manila, Mexico, Moscow, Mumbai, New York, Sao Paolo,
Per video camera and beamer, the images of the actual sky are projected
through an opening in the middle of the table onto the ceiling of the
exhibition space. The passing clouds in the sky are mirrored on the polished
stainless steel surface of the table.
The weather data (such as wind forces, wind direction, rain, temperature,
humidity) of these
Megacities are translated into program signals for digital light generators.
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