STREAMERS – a COVID Sculpture, 2022

Maubrey, Benoît
Benoit Maubrey, STREAMERS – a COVID Sculpture, Foto © Felix Grünschloss

The media installation STREAMERS — A COVID Sculpture by Benoit Maubrey is an interactive sound sculpture built with recycled loudspeakers, music chests, old tube radios, computer keyboards and circuit boards. The seven-meter-high sculpture can be seen and heard in Friedrichsplatz and can be accessed and activated via a live video stream, by a phone call or Twitter message from anywhere in the world. People directly at the square can play the artwork via Bluetooth or by plug’n play. Architecturally, the installation references Vienna’s 1679 Plague Column in the city center. Maubrey’s title refers to the current pandemic that has been ongoing since 2020 and is a contemporary approach to a social crisis. The work was commissioned and produced by TONSPUR Kunstverein Wien and was on view at Anitta-Müller-Cohen-Platz at Praterstern in Vienna from January to May 2022.

Shown at Media Art is here (2022) on the occasion of the plenary assembly of the World Council of Churches in Karlsruhe.

Time: 18.08.2022 – 03.10.2022

Location: Friedrichsplatz