The People’s Monument(s), 2017

Castelblanco, Felipe
© ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medien, Foto: Tanja Meissner

A temporary public artwork, The People’s Monument(s) involves locative media, or augmented reality, and experiments in speculative design.

The project consists of a plinth and a 3D monument. To see the monument, viewers point their mobile devices toward the top of the plinth and read the marker with the camera. This leads them to a website on which the monument can be viewed from multiple angles.

Viewers can also become participants and contribute to the monument’s ongoing design as a 3D assemblage during weekly workshops. A 3D artist working on-site helps translate their visions and sketches, integrating these renderings into the growing digital sculpture.

Proposals submitted for a new people’s monument can reflect competing or controversial ideas and political views, and represent diverse groups. The project’s public nature encourages dialogue and productive debate between participants. This un-monumental piece explores Karlsruhe residents’ perceptions of public space, eco-social conditions, place in history, and visions of public art.

Shown at Seasons of Media Arts – City of Participative Visions (2019).

Time: 08.08.2019 – 15.09.2019

Locations: Schlossgarten (08.08.–15.09.2019), Gutenbergplatz (08.08.–15.08.2019), Schlossplatz (16.08.–22.08.2019), Werderplatz (23.08.–29.08.2019), Ludwig-Wilhelm-Straße 1 (30.08.–05.09.2019), Fliederplatz (06.09.–15.09.2019)

Seasons of media arts 2019

Seasons of Media Arts 2019 – City of Participative Visions

08. August 2019 — 15. September 2019