Installation at WeeGee
Martin Bircher (CH/FI)
The installation Type Case is a low-resolution display with 125 rectangular pixels of different sizes. These are formed from the reflecting light of digitally controlled LEDs, embedded in each section of a European printers’ type case. Due to the standardized fragmentation of its compartments, the density of visual information is decreased towards the objects’ centre. Viewed close by, it is nearly impossible to recognize more than a flicker – however after moving some distance away, it becomes distinguishable, that the lights and shadows give a representation of the latest headlines.
Martin Bircher, born 1978 in Aarau, Switzerland, served his apprenticeship as an electrician and studied Fine Arts. In 2006 he migrated to Kouvola, Finland, where he works as a media artist and a full-time lecturer for Digital Media. The interest in his artistic work lies in combining antiquated items and cutting-edge technology in order to create objects with new purposes.
Arduino Workshop by Martin Bircher at WeeGee 22 – 23 Oct 2010.