Saturday, June 25, 2005
Pedestrian Levitation by Thomas Laureyssen is a site-specific installation, which “visualises the real movement of people, and adds a virtual movement based on the assumption that the mind of people is not subject to gravity or any other physical limitations.”
Now let's visualize the movement of people in a park on Mars or on the moon.
“The movement of the pedestrians could be regarded as force-vectors thought the space. A person's trajectory from A -> B is nearly never a straight line, as many obstacles are in the way (like buildings), imposed trajectories (pedestrian crossings, sidewalks) and physical limitations (gravity). At this point a question is asked: how would the pedestrians move when they were not limited by anything? What could their trajectory be? The results of these thought processes could never be scientifically correct, but are an artistic interpretation in nature.”