Tracker is a site-specific installation for the Biennial of Bosnia-Herzegowina 2013. The exhibition takes place in the atomic shelter, originally build in between the 1950's and 1970's for Josip Broz Tito and his staff, near Konjic. The installation addresses both the confined isolation of the time bubble in the bunker as the outside reality, captured in sound recordings.
These were made in the area of Sarajevo and the bunker to represent a cut-through of today’s life in that landscape at spots that bear the visible and invisible weight of the recent history. The routes of the recording trips were tracked on a GPS-logger. In Tracker the route, from the GPS, is reproduced and scaled down by a programmable robot above a turntable. The robot is able to lower a stylus to a vinyl record with edited recordings, to play it back.

(The soundtrack of this video registration is recorded by two Oktava mk 012 in an a-b configuration at the exhibition space and thus, colored by the space, the installation and the speakers.)

This work is co-produced by Project Biennial, D-0 ARK Underground, Bosnia and Herzegovina (bijenale.ba), Record Industry (recordindustry.com), Mondriaan Fund, and Thomas Rutgers.
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