'Directions' Audio/Video Installation inside the top of the TV-Tower Dortmund, Germany

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"Directions" is an immersive Audio/Video Installation created specifically for the rotating cupola inside the TV tower of Dortmund (Germany)

It will be shown from February 9th to march 10th, 2019, daily from 6 pm to 10 pm

Motion Graphics by FLIGHTGRAF from Tokyo, Japan.

This work is a meditation on the theme of human orientation - and how it is rapidly changing nowadays. After using the stars for thousands of years, as well as compasses and increasingly precise maps during the last centuries, to actively orientate ourselves - just within the last years we are not only almost completely handing over this responsibility to GPS-satellite-driven navigation systems, but many people in the so-called highly-developed countries, are beginning to actually lose this ability for autarchic orientation; hence becoming totally dependant on these highly complex machines to literally "guide them" through their lives.

"Directions" is a free artistic approach to this topic, using music, voiceover texts, abstract sounds and projections - with all these elements being in a continous motion and moving in different circular orbits.

A 26.4 sound system on the outside ring, as well as additional speakers behind the screen on the inside ring, all driven by an Iosono spatial audio system provided by BARCO Audio, enable audio "objects" to move around freely through the room. A number of videoprojectors light up the circular screen on the inside ring with beautiful motion graphics created by FLIGHTGRAF / Kento Tomiyoshi from Tokyo (Japan), depicting a red line resembling a radar constantly moving in a circle. Underneath this radar (another technical means of human orientation) pictures of lumious civilisatory nodes on the surface of the earth at night, taken from the perspective of the GPS-satellites, are temporarily revealed. Different continents are seen simultaneously as if there was no sunlight anywhere around the globe at this moment - an impression corresponding with the view from the tower to the outside during the opening hours. Small combinations of letters and numbers , representing the GPS-satellites and showing their true identification names, are drifting over the screen and sometimes the graphic terrestrial surface, and through the window reflections, seem to "fly over" the city of Dortmund at night at the same time. 

The texts are quotes from quantum physics, old fairy tales, fiction books, internet-research bases and ... SIRI

But the most unusual aspect of this installation is the moving floor  ... driven by a motor to propel the former (now empty) revolving restaurant within the room, we are being moved  through the installation in this virtually never ending room... providing new combinations of music, text, sounds and visuals at any point in time and position of the recipient

Very very special thanks to:

City of Dortmund / Westfalenparkbüro  /  MUTO Heimatgastronomie  /  BARCO Audio Technologies  /  HÖHNERBACH Veranstaltungstechnik  /  SEEBURG ACOUSTIC LINE speaker systems  /  RADISSON BLU Hotel Dortmund  /  VISION TOOLS Medientechnik  /  Famile Riepe, Ringhotel DREES Dortmund


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