Livestream installation, in this version developped for the exhibition:
"Package Holiday", BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead (uk)
Landscape backdrop image: 700cm x 1270cm (h/w), inkjet print on tarpaulin
Platform and ramp: 50cm x 300cm x 480cm (h/w/d),; painted wood
Bench: 85cm x 55cm x 160cm (h/w/d); painted wood
Foreground prop: 50cm x 60cm (h/w); cutout print on acrylic
video camera and PC for live encoding and streaming, 12" screen
Mountain Top is a multipart livestream installation commissioned by the BALTIC Centre. A huge backdrop image of a mountain landscape is mounted to the wall. In front of this, an accessible platform with a bench invites visitors to climb it, sit down and enjoy the scenic view. A small video camera located in the back of the room is recording these visitors while sitting on the bench. The printed grasses, moss and stones on the transparent foreground object hide the platform in the camera perspective, creating the illusion of the visitor being present within the landscape.
This recording is encoded and live streamed to the Internet site of the exhibition. It is then transmitted back to a 12" screen with a short delay. As soon as the visitor watches their proper image within the landscape on screen, the illusion of 'having been there' arises with them.