‘Duplex’ is comprised of numerous fluorescent tubes salvaged from Bloomberg computer screens. The tubes’ capacity to display information is re-interpreted to animatedly reflect the silhouettes of those moving past the installation.
Originally created for Bloomberg’s 2011 ‘Waste Not , Want It’ exhibition, the installation tracked the movements of those ascending and descending an escalator, presenting them with an illuminated representation of their own moving stance and gesture.
‘Duplex’ reveals the potential of latent energy in banal mass-manufactured components when unlocked and put to use in a different context.

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Hannes Koch
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