10 monitors are connected in series and centrally located, thus
emphasizing the installation´s communicative importance.
The monitors are modulated via a graphic computer that also controls
a video camera and a VCR. Students and teachers can access the
computer and the peripheral equipment through a keyboard in the
lunchroom. The basic program, slowly rotating primary colors,
represents virtual painting and forms a distinct contrast to the
architectur´s neutral white. Scroll-text function allows school
information to be displayed. Saved images can be retrieved and
shown.Videos produced in class can be presented. Images can be
manipulated and saved. When the installation is not actively in
use, it automatically reverts to the basic program.
In addition to the existing multi media installation, three elemental
sensorial stimuli are portrayed by the three elemental physical
phenomenon: Three parabolic mirrors symbolize electromagnetic
radiation, acoustic impact and the play of light.
Acoustic Color Walk
The acoustic installation has been extended into the adjacent
corridor by an acoustic color walk. Loudspeakers, connected
with motion sensors have been installed in the cylindrical light
shafts. Entering the sensor range sets off an acoustic signal
(melody, sound) retrieved from a sampler. Sounds can be modified
by students through a simple tape recorder or a music-computer.
Specific movements within the acoustic islands influence the
sounds, this ideally leads to a dancing motion. The specific acoustic
colors create a distinct athosphere in the hallway. Light shafts
are accentuated by stained glass.