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Flüsterwald

2006, Mai

– installation, interactive, nature, designmai


Client:

Free Project @ University of Applied Sciences Potsdam 


Duration: 
2005/09 - 2006/05

What:

Flüsterwald is an interactive sound installation, shown at designmai 2006 30 fir trees stand in a circle, creating a glade. Inside the trees are speakers that play back Statements and quotes about Design relevant topics. A carpet of sound is created. In the clearing a terminal waits to be contacted by the visitors. It's asking questions about design, urbanity and the woods. Once a question is asked the visitor can answer using the built-in microphone. The carpet of sound disappears and after after a few seconds the just-pronounced answer is broadcast through the speakers. Now your answer returns as an echo from the wood. After a while the previous answers come together to form a new wall of sound. The active visitor has the feeling of having become a part of a public opinion and seeks himself in the forest of diverse opinions - the wood of whispers.

My Role: 
research, concept, project management

Team: 
8

with Sebastian An, Steffen Fiedler, Veronika Gabler, Mi-Ran Jun, Timm Kekeritz, Jonas Loh, Golo Schmeh