Shipping Forecast
Frankfurt, 2004

Video
Gestures of a couple on a table in a lively fish restaurant can be observed. The actual content of the conversation remains unknown - however one can interpret or guess the course of a conversation by reading the gestural code. The gesture of the hands, which in the beginning has a rather bored harmonic rhythm, wins more and more dynamic and is developing into a forceful movement in the air. The dynamic of an intermediate "mute" dialogue is overlayed by the acoustic coded radio program of a shipping forecast, which in a very dry tone is forecasting a storm in a calculated mathematical sequence of numbers. From the chaos theory we know the thesis, that through the movement of a butterfly wing (here perhaps the behaviour or gesture of a human hand) a storm can be caused on the other end of the world.

Shipping Forecast