Dots for Adelaide was commissioned by the Adelaide Festival / Blinc 2015.
Artistic director: David Sefton
Curated by Craig Morrison
Concept: Detlef Hartung and Georg Trenz
Animation: Detlef Hartung
Documentation video: Detlef Hartung and with friendly courtesy of Friedrich Förster / Casa Magica
Technical director: Mark Pennington
Dots placed next to one another generate a line.
Parallel lines form a surface.
Surfaces positioned in the third dimension describe a space.
In this way, the simple dot becomes the germ cell, the starting
point of every design.
As with the Big Bang, potentialities arise out of nothingness.
A point bears within itself the sum of all worlds.
Its colour and size, its movement in space, all of these become
part of an organic whole.
DOTS FOR ADELAIDE tells the story of this genesis.
The subsequent transformation of the dots into letters,
the transformation of the smallest unit of the image into the
smallest unit of script, attests to the evolution of sign into substance,
thoughts, ideas and dreams.