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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.

demonen.pdf (german)

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.

Summer 2005
TROIA Project website