FLEXIVE CONTINUUM Exhibition in Innsbruck, Austria


For the duration of one week a regular train wagon is transformed into a construct of animatronic virtuality. Objects are flirting with the in-between of actual and virtual – constantly shifting their position in relation to the visitor in an ever fluid continuum.

Reflexive Continuum is about the duality of actual and digital objects and their interchangeable, reactive character. Code embedded objects react to the user’s presence via approximation sensors. Interfaces create wind and continuously measure the visitor’s distance towards to object to physically change the embedded code. These interfaces are suspended from the ceiling, creating a realm of front and back side. Whereas the user finds on the one side the sensors to interact with and the screen that outputs the scenario, the camera that operates the setting reads its information from the back side. The object is rendered a semi-permeable membrane, dissolving the boundary between the physical and the digital: the immersive installation augments the digital with the physical and vice versa.

The exhibition is a reflexive loop between the object and the user as extended observer; the observer is part of the system of virtual seduction. The reflexivity disconnects the person from physical objects and uses their action as trigger for the electronic templates. A constant interaction between reality and virtual-reality is created – alluding to an endless continuum ranging from physicality to the ephemeral airy heights of codes data.

Reflexive Continuum

selected works by Tobias Klein, Dietmar Koering, Eva Sommeregger, Johan Voordouw

Opening Reception: November 11th 2011, 19:00

Exhibition: November 12th – November 18th

Interface Design of Reflexive Continuum: Tobias Klein Studio  / Antonis Papamichael

Exhibition Coordination: Tobias Klein, Dietmar Koering

Graphix and Media: Eva Sommeregger

Exhibition Setup: Ferdinand Fritz, Antonis Papamichael

Programming: Tasos Varoudis, Denis Vlieghe

Overall Support: Columbos Next

Special Thanks to the AA Digital Prototyping Lab for all the support