Vedaport / Monolith 2015

A huge three-dimensional sound sculpture—the Vedaport—is situated in front of the main entrance of the International Training Center on the Walldorf campus. This port is a landmark for trainees and reacts to movement, uttering quotes on matters such as knowledge and education. In the lobby, the Vedaport´s geometric and sensual counterpart is an interactive installation called Monolith, completed in spring 2014.

 

 

The six meter tall Monolith consists of 24 frameless screens, wrapped in translucent mirror panels. These panels render the Monolith almost invisible at first glance and enhance it. Displaying the time of the day, the Monolith also fulfills the function of a central clock tower.Monolith is part of the overall concept of Vedaport, also focusing on the core topics knowledge and education, which are communicated via handwritten historically important quotes.

 

Handwritten, historically important messages on display. Foto: Ars Electronica Futurelab
Handwritten, historically important messages on display. Credit: Ars Electronica Futurelab

 

The chalk and board aesthetics of this visual message contrasts with the Monolith´sarchitectural and geometric cleanliness. Frequency, creation-speed and variety of the content shown are based on the movement of the crowd within the lobby, cumulating in an abstract live visualization of tracking data.


Concept & Idea:

Horst Hörtner, Stefan Mittlböck-Jungwirth-Fohringer, Peter Freudling, Nicolas Naveau, Hideaki Ogawa

Project Management:

Stefan Mittlböck-Jungwirth-Fohringer, Peter Freudling

Design:

Stefan Mittlböck-Jungwirth-Fohringer, Peter Freudling, Nicolas Naveau

Tracking:

Otto Naderer

Technische Umsetzung:

Patrick Müller

Software:

Marcus Dittebrand (Garamantis), Christian Fuchs (Garamantis)ktmanagement:
Stefan Mittlböck-Jungwirth-Fohringer, Peter Freudling