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Installation - 2005
Nowhere Documentation, 2005

Nowhere is a three-dimensional milling machine that carves a landscape relief on a 70x70x10cm large block of hard foam. The machine receives a stream of live search requests from the german search engines metager and metager2 via the internet.

The users search movements erode rivers and canyons on the surface. Search requests that shoot through the internet just for a fraction of a second and generate an answere on the searchers screen, cause the machine to write a constant growing sculpture into the space. The continuous stream of alternating search requests defines form and rhythm of this process.

Nowhere - Academy of Media Arts Cologne, 2005
Nowhere - Academy of Media Arts Cologne, 2005
Nowhere - Art Cologne, 2005
Nowhere - Art Cologne, 2005
Nowhere - Art Cologne, 2005
Nowhere - Art Cologne, 2005
Nowhere - Academy of Media Arts Cologne, 2005
Nowhere - Melkweg Amsterdam, 2005
Nowhere installation at ArtCologne 2005
Nowhere - Art Cologne, 2005
Nowhere
Nowhere Nr.1 Time-Lapse Kunsthochschule für Medien, Köln 2005
Materials:
PC, aluminium profiles, stepper motors, custom electronics, custom software

Credits:
In cooperation with metager and metager2
Produced with support of the Academy of Media Arts Cologne

Exhibitions/Performances:

2009 32. Bremer Förderpreis für Bildende Kunst 2008
Städtische Galerie im Buntentor, Bremen DE

2007 From Reality and Back
Mejan Labs / Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm SE

2007 Nowhere Nr. 4
Melkweg Media Space, Amsterdam NL

2006 Intermezzo
Academy of Media Arts, Cologne DE

2006 Altitude 06
Academy of Media Arts, Cologne DE

2006 autopsía - Sonderausstellung der KHM
Art Cologne 2006, Cologne DE