photographer: Angela von Brill
“Eternal Dream”, created by Phillip Weiser and Simon Weckert, is an interactive art installation inspired by the eternal dream of flying. By stepping in a predefined area right in front of the graduation tower, the visitor’s body is scanned as a real-time point cloud and projected onto the backdrop. By jumping up in front of the backdrop, the visitor’s body appears as a three-dimensional point cloud and starts to fly up the backdrop. Immediately after the point cloud disappears from the edge of the backdrop, the data is uploaded onto the website eternal-dream.digital. From there, the data continues its journey in an endless flight through the web. The jump can be seen as a snapshot that catches the moment of the starting point for the flight. But the jump also symbolises the contract the visitor enters into with the artist. The promise that the artist will take care of the personal data taken by the act of the jump.
Simon Weckert participated in the group exhibition entitled Knowledge Fever at the Goethe-Institut in Beijing in 2020, among other things, and was also involved in projecting music onto the façade of the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg during the Grand Opening in 2017. For more information on Simon Weckert, visit http://simonweckert.com.