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Installation
@E - LOGICS Of GOLD (2018)

Short thesis

A little trip to the edge of space and back down to earth in 5 minutes?!
Virtual reality makes it possible!
Technic/time: Virtual reality video, 5‘00“
Material: 22 carat gold flakes, sheet metal gold, weather balloon & helium, 360° panorama camera

Description

With ‚LOGICS Of GOLD‘, virtual reality allows access to a reality we would otherwise never be able to experience! The fully immersive visual exposure gives the viewer a surprisingly overwhelming physical feeling of weightlessness. Five minutes which question our understanding of reality, space & time!

A two-meter-diameter gilded helium balloon, onto which a 360 ° panoramic camera is attached, rises into the skies. This camera thus films the entire environment: leaving the city and the atmosphere above and around it. The world gets smaller and smaller as it rises through the stratosphere, until it bursts at around 35 km altitude. The spectacular explosion moment in which the balloon spreads its gold particles is also part of the 360 ° video - as well as its fall back to earth.
 

Gold is as rare on earth as it is in the universe. It is created by star explosions.

The earthly gold deposits have been found in the earth mantle for more than 200 million years.