Installation, Sound, Sculpture, Robotic

Sovereignty

Marked by sharp laser beams the flag runs a choreography with sovereignly associated elements.

The focal point is a translucent flag, its movement choreography
is controlled by complex robotics. Beyond the flag´s operation
range, a laser and a light sensor are positioned. Upon collision
between laser and fabric – sound is created.
This work’s poetry lies in the random-appearing combinations
of floating silk and gritty sound. Underlying this is Stumreich’s
precise audiovisual composition. Every drape has been
analyzed on the basis of its sound. According to these
aesthetics, the robotics of the flag choreography
Sovereignty was programmed to run in a 9-minute loop. Marked
by sharp laser beams, sovereignly associated elements (as
the title implies) can be found, such as leeway, a change of
direction, or a drop.

Technical support: Adam Donovan, Christoph Freidhöfer