A telematic sundial connecting two distant locations by relocating the shadows of passers-by from one location to the other.
Linz and Mexico City are physically 8 hours apart. At any given time people in these two cities are experiencing opposite phases of the day and night cycle. As nighttime falls in Linz, its shadows fade out and the shadows in Mexico City grow longer. It is during these hours that the shadows of a monument (appearing in white) and passer-by migrate from Mexico City to the Hauptplatz in Linz. It mimics the original shadow in size and shape, emulating a sundial. This white shadow provides the backdrop for projecting the silhouettes of passers-by in Mexico. As people in Linz step into the white shadow, their own shadows will also fall on it and meet the ones from Mexico.
14/07/2009 La Jornada “Resalta creadora austriaca la influencia recíproca entre el arte y la ciencia”
Ars Electronica 2009: Human Nature;Publisher:Hatje Cantz Verlag; 2009 edition
80+1 A Journey Around the World 08.07.2009 – 14.07.2009 The National Museum of Anthropology Mexico City/Mexico & Hauptplatz Linz/Austria