[ISEA2016] Artists Statement: Marcel Schwittlick & Thomas Heidtmann — Berlin Calling

Artists Statement

Animation, 2015, 2’00”, ISEA2016 Hong Kong Open Sky Project

At the beginning of the sequence, a connection between two poles is slowly established. As the spark leaps over, the true to scale silhouette of the Berliner Fernsehturm flickers in. The Morse code for “Hi” is cast in circular waves. In a second phase, even more dots on the surface of the ICC are connected before the light is shut off. The art piece is an invitation for communication—between people, cities and artists. It is intended to bring a message from Berlin to Hong Kong and eventually, to extend a form of messaging across other cities around the globe.   schwittlick.net/berlincalling