The architecture of the ZKM installation is a curvilinear black cavity where the usually planar and orthogonal surfaces of walls, floor, and ceiling are substituted by an amorphous environment in which the dislocated audio-visual virtuality of the Web of Life’s projected formations are maneuvered into the foreground of the visitors’ experience. The exterior treatment of this enclosure, with its web of wires and strongly angled projected images of net-like geome-tries, presents the visitor with a further extension of the artwork’s thematics.
Entering the space, the viewers face a large 3.35m x 7m screen, onto which two high-resolution video projectors present a dynamic flow of three-dimensional images that are viewed with the aid of Polaroid stereo glasses. At the center of this room is the user input device, which offers the visitor a defined surface to put their hand where it is photographed through a glass plate from below. Then on an adjacent monitor, the video image of this hand is shown and digitally processed to reveal the main palm lines. These lines then appear on the large projection screen where they have a specific effect on the behavior and contents of the projected imagery, as well as on the sound environment.
Filmed at the 'You_ser: The Century of the Consumer' exhibition at Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe (Germany).