PLATO MACHINE 2009
Kinetic installation/ photographic space
4 membrane compressors, pc, IO board, 64 inflatable objects, two projectors, speakers, 50 wooden pinhole cameras
Plato Machine combines old and new media in order to create an audio visual experience in a form of self recording image making performance machine. In the installation Plato Machine semi-transparent textual cells are contracting and expanding due to air movement caused by a pneumatic appliance that sucks the air in and out the objects with mechanically controlled interval. The fluctuating movement of text conglomerates printed within the transparent cells indicates their reference to organic forms. This kinetic process is registered by a primitive photographic device: pinhole camera built in a form a dark modular sculpture.
Programming: Albert Blackmann