Marie Sester, ACCESS, 2001-2003 + 2005 + 2021, Tracking-basierte interaktive Installation, © ZKM | Karlsruhe, Foto: Elias Siebert
Marie Sester, ACCESS, 2001-2003 + 2005 + 2021, Tracking-basierte interaktive Installation, © ZKM | Karlsruhe, Foto: Elias Siebert

ACCESS, 2001–2003 + 2005 + 2021

The interactive installation ACCESS engages playfully with the subject of surveillance and control. It utilizes various tracking technologies, and renders these experiences, at once individual and public, acoustically and visually tangible. The light cone of a spotlight automatically follows randomly selected, anonymous people. From a directional loudspeaker, sounds and noise are heard, which you can only hear when you are standing in the spotlight. The person being followed in this way does not know who is doing this or why, neither do they know that they are the only person who can hear these sounds. The work points to the omnipresence of surveillance and tracking in digitized societies. By putting people in the spotlight for a short time, ACCESS also points to the importance of staging yourself on social media.

Part of the collection of the ZKM.

Period

17.09.2021 – 17.10.2021

Location

Foyer 1 of the Tollhaus, Alter Schlachthof 35, 76131 Karlsruhe

Opening hours

Monday-Friday: 12:00-18:00
 
Special opening hours during the ATOLL Festival:
Saturday, 18.09 18:00-22:00
Sunday, 19.09 16:00-21:00
Saturday, 25.09 16:00-22:00
Sunday, 26.09 14:00-18:00
 

Artists

Marie Sester

Artist

Marie Sester (*1955) is a French media artist who lives and works in Los Angeles (US). She studied architecture in Strasbourg (FR) before her interest in built structures changed into an interest in how architecture and ideology influence our understanding of the world.  In her work she analyzes the framing conditions within politics, culture, and technology, and inquires how these determine our lives. Her works have repeatedly been featured in exhibitions at the ZKM.
 

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