An augmented reality installation 2011 by Peter Weibel
For Peter Weibel I developed this augmented reality installation for mobile devices back in 2011. Surrounded by ten floating globes, each representing a decade of the last century, users are confronted with the numbers of people killed due to genocides, political murders and wars. Each conflict appears in chronological order as written and spoken text in three different languages: english, french and german.
The viewer, wandering around in real space, may wonder, why he sees and hears a chronology of genocides, political murders and wars happening so close to him, not being distant, happening in his own space. The answer could be that he is part of the system that he observes, that he is part of the system where he lives in, that the system of which he is part is also part of genocides and wars. His local world is part of the global world. Inseparability is the name of the game. Maybe he wonders why natural catastrophes have only destroyed an extremely small number of people whereas man-made catastrophes have destroyed the lives of millions of people. In what kind of social system do we live that kills each year 2 million two hundred thousand people?© Peter Weibel, 2011
Apollonia – European Art Exchanges, Strasbourg, France, 2011
„Peter Weibel – No Limits“
Steirischer Herbst 2011, Galerie Artelier Contemporary, Graz, Austria
„Das Leben im 20. Jahrhundert“