Tape Recorders

Subsculpture 14

Rows of motorised measuring tapes record the amount of time that visitors stay in the installation. As a computerised tracking system detects the presence of a person, the closest measuring tape starts to project upwards. When the tape reaches around 3 meters high it crashes and recoils back.

Each hour, the system prints the total number of minutes spent by the sum of all visitors. Commissioned by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

General info

Spanish name:
Cintas de Grabación
Year of creation:
2011

Five tapes version

Technique:
5 motorised measuring tapes, kinect tracking system, computer, thermal printer, custom-made hardware and software
Dimensions:
variable
Edition:
3 copies + 1 AP copy

Twelve tapes version

Technique:
12 motorised measuring tapes, kinect tracking system, computers, thermal printer, custom-made hardware and software
Room conditions:
can be installed on a wall that measures anywhere between 4 and 8 metres long
Dimensions:
variable
Edition:
3 copies + 1 AP copy

Eighty tapes version

Technique:
80 motorised measuring tapes, kinect tracking system, computers, thermal printer, custom-made hardware and software
Room conditions:
can be installed on one or several walls as in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney
Dimensions:
variable
Edition:
1 copy + 1 AP copy

Exhibitions


Credits

  • Stephan Schulz - Programming, custom hardware and software
  • Pierre Fournier, Sébastien Dallaire, David Lemieux, Tyson Parks, Guillaume Tremblay, Julie Bourgeois, Susie Ramsay - Antimodular production

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