Virtual Frontier vf0.5 Expedition 2
Videoinstallation, technofiction 2002
13/6/2002; 3:47h MEZ: The HASA-Crew perceives signals indicating the existence of a virtual frontier. Preceding the reception of the signal rumours of its existence were fed by the detection of parallels to the idea of the 'Zone' described in the film 'Stalker' by Andrej Tarkovski and in the book 'Roadside Picnic ' by Arkadi and Boris Strugatzki. After 34 days in the lab the HASA-Space crew proved the existence of the virtual frontier and published its findings.
The outlined Zone provides one with the possibility to interact with the interface on the boundary emulated by the laser.
In its presence and because there is a possibility to enter and interact with it, it transmits a fascination similar to the zone described in the book/film.
[vfe emulator & video]
Dancetheatre "Blanche", Roxy Tanztheater, Basel, CH, 2008 & 'neue Bühne', Villach, Österreich, 2008
Resfest Tony Molkerei, Zürich, Switzerland, 2006
Dialog Festival Winterthur, Switzerland, 2002
Hardware: Computer; Webcam; Beamer; selfmade laserprisma
Mille thanks to Kentarou Fukuchi for his transcontinental support and his ingenious effecttv-project!