[ISEA2012] Artist Statement: STEPHANIE ROTHENBERG – The Secret of Eternal Levitation (2012)

Artist Statement

Google Earth, video, custom code, mixed-media kiosk

The Secret of Eternal Levitation is an interactive installation and correlating augmented reality, cell phone-enabled tour that explores the power dynamics and structural relationships between contemporary visions of utopian urbanization and real-world economic, political, and environmental factors. Drawing from existing interpretations of the “ideal” global city as projected by the fantastical constructions of cities such as Dubai or Beijing, the project creates a narrative around a fictional multinational developer.
Made possible in part by the Harpo Foundation

  • STEPHANIE ROTHENBERG, New York, US