The TROIA pixelroom is a mobile building with wall-sized immersive LED-displays covering the entire surface of the inside walls.
I conceived and programmed several algorithmically generated movies that were shown during a series of live performances of the radio-play “DEMONEN – Nicht-lethale Strategien ” inside the pixelroom.
As a further contribution to the project, I created a series of animations that were specifically designed to fit the properties of the 5-sided immersive display.
“TROIA is an experimental plattform: an intelligent room in public space, a mobile architecture transcending the conventional potentials of stages or art spaces.”
The project was initiated by the machine-performance group BBM (Beobachter der Bediener von Maschinen / Observers of Operators of Machines). Within the building wearable multimedia devices, a positioning system and a walkable 5-sided pixel screen create a unique immersive space.
“The mission is to generate public debate on homeland security systems and about ‘technologies of political control ‘, such as non-lethal weapons, directed energy munitions (demons) and population-specific biotechnological agents. Therefore TROIA focuses on the next generation of crowd control, mass surveillance and prison technologies. (…) The starting point for the development of the project is a report, commisioned by the EU Parliament in Brussels, investigating the state of instruments of repression currently in use in Europe.”
I support the work of BBM and their “[para]-politic” approach to the public sphere.
UPDATE: A refined version of the display technology specifically designed for the TROIA project is now available for professional use in architecture. See the flexipix website for further information.
TROIA Project website