Peter Weibel «Orbital Sculpture IV» 1985.


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The satellite Meteosat sends images down to Earth. Via antenna these images are send to a monitor. The monitor is installed on the ground, covered by thick glass. The observer stands on this glass top and from there, can look into the 'center of the earth' on which he is standing. The observer stands on the earth in a twofold sense and his eyes fly with the satellite. Physical and visual cognition are split. The observer is simultaneously present in body and absent of eye.

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Peter Weibel, Orbital Sculpture VI, spectral musik, Sound Monument for Johannes Kepler 1987, sound installation, weather satellite, satelitte antenna, computer, synthesizer, monitor, 5 loudspeakers, 5 wood columns mit cut-out landmasses.