~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ weight position ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Nearby the Artists House I found
an old big car scale. I cleaned this place and prepared it for the daily
measurment of "artists weight". I marked the border line of the scale
platform (rectangle) and displaced it into the exhibition room. The geographic
coordinates of the scale were measured with GPS and on the basis of PI
was calculated the number field of this place (soft where).
The number field was exhibited together with the calculation papers inside
the Artists House.
On the ground stands a projector
that projected the digit sucession of Pi on the wall.
STANDARD TIME XIII
Three TV-monitors were installated
in three windows on the third floor of Artists House. The monitors could
be seen only from outside the building. On every screen moved one horizontal
line with a defined velocity. They symbolized hours, minutes, seconds.
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Every spot on
the earth has its own geographic coordinates. They can be measured by satellites
with GPS (Global Positioning System). Behind these coordinates
history, importance and beauty is covered. I have been taking all 50 billion
digits of the circular number PI, known until1998, and write each of them
on a square 100x100 meters. In honour to Archimedes I begin to cover
the earth in Syracus with this number squares. I put the numbers along
a north-south meridian one after another in the exact succession. So the
numbers form a ring around the earth and all rings this way form a sphere
around the world. All known PI-digits will be used for this covering process.
When the earth is covered by 50 billion digits, every geographic place
on the earth will get its own number field, based on the today's
knowledge, the spherical earth and the number PI.
I "excavate" this number field on every place, that is important to me.
weight position, installation (detail), 1998
weight position, installation (detail, scale platform), 1998
weight position, installation (detail, Pi-projection), 1998
weight position, installation (detail: soft where calculation), 1998
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