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Gating III, a visit of the industry, Per Pegelow (UK/DE)

‘Gating’, a visit of the industry.

‘Gating III’ is an interactive installation. It deals with the relationship between place and non-locality. An important topic of ‘Gating’, a visit of the industry is the drift of industry from Europe to Asia. Whole steelworks are being sold and shipped from one place to another.

‘Gating III’ offers three layers of information: one layer is the photorealistic surface, which carries specific information that is based on the module and its subject an industrial plant and the parts it is made from. These industrial modules are reassembled from different European facilities.

A second layer is made up of flow charts that overlay this photographic landscape as the user passes over it with the mouse. The writing tells the user where in the world the different parts of the plant were used and when.

The third layer includes text that runs as a belt along the lowest part of the screen. This text is user generated, it enables a dialog that is independent of place and social environment.

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Executive artist: Per Pegelow

Collaborating Artists: Sabine Lang, James Stokes

New Media Supervisor: Christina Bimm Coers

Curators: Etta Gerdes, Per Pegelow

About the Creator

Per Pegelow lives and works in Hamburg and Bristol as a media artist and freelance designer. Prior to this he studied Communications-Design at the University of Applied Sciences, Dortmund and Philosophy and Photography at the University of Hamburg and at the University of Art, Hamburg. In 2006, his project ‘Goaling Loops’ was nominated for the “Australian Effects & Animation Festival” award and in 2005 his group project ‘Balkan Wars – The Game’ received a “European Media Art Festival” award.