"33 Questions per Minute," 2000
Relational Architecture 5
21 LCD screens, wire, software, computer
edition of 5, 1 AP
Installation view at 2001 Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey.
"33 Questions per Minute" consists of a computer program which uses grammatical rules to combine words from a dictionary and generate 55 billion unique, fortuitous questions. The automated questions are presented at a rate of 33 per minute --the threshold of legibility - on 21 tiny LCD screens encrusted on the support columns of the exhibition hall or mounted on a wall. The system will take over 3,000 years to ask all possible questions. A keyboard allows participants to log on to the building and add their own questions to the automatic flow.
Video courtesy of the artist and bitforms gallery nyc.
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