Premiered: 26 November 2011 @ Haus der Kulturen der Welt
Changes in the geopolitical climate have eased movement over vast distances for some populations enabling temporary travel and permanent migration. The movement of these people both create and follow the ebb and flow of modern transportation and technology; a flow of 5000 km in a few hours… or ebb of a standstill in congestion. From where do you come? Where will you be tomorrow? Where are you right now? How do you get there? These and other questions about location, mobility, and boundaries have many answers; both distinct paths and vague descriptions.
From A to B and That Between presented this conversation visually with novel projected video directly on the architectural wonder that is Haus der Kulturen der Welt. A Microsoft Kinect sensor tracked your movement thereby recognizing your presence and activating the installation. We have fewer boundaries in the world of today; therefore, those remote could also interact using their computer or mobile phone.
This installation was created specifically for Tracing Mobility; a group show organized by Trampoline at Haus der Kulturen der Welt. The path that Dale Phurrough took to reach this specific installation can be traced. After university in the southeast of the USA, he joined Microsoft for a 13 year career. He collected art during that time and towards the end chose to create that of his own by producing highly participatory visual performance events; events where the audience was transformed from passive to active participant. Shortly after, he moved to New York City exploring photography, the use of light, and interactive open platforms like Arduino. In his move to Berlin, Dale was inspired by the mix of art, music, and technology in which the city is infused. He created two interactive installations using projected video and sensors. Which bring us to his next installation, From A to B and That Between.