Anschwellen - Abschwellen
A slightly elevated and imposing neo-gothic clock occupies the center of a space ticking steadily. Over the course of several minutes it slowly unfolds un-expected splendor: a huge crown of peacock-feathers; increasingly flooding the room with sound while doing so. Fully erect, the clock dominates the space for a while to then subside; its feathery crown sinking in front of it.
Eventually all elements return to their home-positions so that another cycle of automated self-augmentation, of algorithmic art referencing basic bodily functions and dominant behavior can commence.
Volkmar Klien - concept, composition, design
Hannes Köcher - head engineer, motor control, sensor system
Jakob Posti - production assistant, feather expert