Relative Realitäten / Relative Realities
An enhancement of reality in co-operation with Thomas Grill
A pendulum swings through a space. A video screen, constituting its pendulum bob, carves its path through the exhibition space. It presents – from its ever changing position – a view upon another scenery. Slowly it passes the tree and the table; and then it returns. Although freely swaying through space it collides with objects; invisible, but audible. A computer traces the pendulum’s position and – in a computer model – embeds it into a mathematical world where it collides and interacts with objects. This interaction between the pendulum and its mathematical surroundings provides the source for a threedimensional soundscape. Something is forced into motion. Slowly it returns to standstill. Next time things will behave rather similarly. Only the world in the computer changes.