Scrolling script installation, 2019Dot-Matrix Display, own casing, driver application and hardware3:20 minutes
We are in the spring of 1943, on an almost deserted plateau of the southern Alps. Perhaps the plateau of Valensole. Two Jews sit under a tree. They are waiting for Godot.
A discarded LED panel of the Kunsthalle Wien becomes an advertisement for the escape of Wladimir and Estragon. What would a journey to the historical places of this escape look like? The stations of the escape route are now known as places of relaxation. There is hardly any site-specific research on „Waiting for Godot“. The form of the digital billboard plays with the call for reappraisal.
„the printing oracle“The oracle uses Project Gutenberg (gutenberg.org) as its database and will generate a message after pushing the button for a chosen lenght of time.With each button push a timer generates a value which corresponds to one work in the open archive. It is then used as a „randomiser“ to find a sentence ending with either „!“or „?“ in this specific work.
Comments and vandalism - combined in a converted flash and text on acrylic glass. Selected hate comments from the social media are transferred to acrylic glass with a marker. The slides are projected onto the wall for milliseconds with the flash of a camera and at the same moment captured in a photograph - a nondestructive graffito.