B/D (BIRTH / DEATH)
(AKADEMIE DER BILDENDEN KÜNSTE)
Have you ever asked how many mothers all over the world are giving now to birth?
Have you ever asked how many people have passed away in this last minute?
Taking as a reference the application developed by Brad Lyon and Bill Snebold, where an interactive map simulates the world’s birth and death rate, my objective is to exemplify this software in real. Build an installation where you can see in real time what is happening all over the world on that same time.
An installation based on the two most important moments of a human being’s life: birth and death. Both phenomena have usually a close relationship with very specific furniture: the bed.
Function: Original idea, coding and development.
Assistant Programming with Pure Data: Volker Möllenhoff.
A coffin placed on a pedestal. The figure blends form from a sarcophagus with an incubator, with six holes on the sides.
On the foreground the laptop with PureData software running. On the background the installation.