Interactive Installation, 2001
(7 boxes, each with 1 slide projector,
1 slide, 1 MP3-Player, 2 prompt boxes,
1 body moving sensor)
A visual and acoustic oracle is placed in the famous arcaded Renaissance
court of the former Old Mint in Munich: A number of tarot cards are -via
light sensors- projected onto the floor in front of the ‚flaneur’.
These projections are accompanied by short pre-recorded and triggered
acoustic statements spoken by 7 different women, generated from literary
sources like Kleist, Flaubert, Shakespeare, and others.
At seven different arches one has the chance to hear one of seven different
prophecies linked to each card. These visual and acoustic projections,
images and whispered words, temporarily flash up and disappear as the
walker passes by. But now there seems to be the chance to manipulate the
choice of sibyls and oracles by moving faster for-and backwards. The walk
becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.