Tape Recorders

Subsculpture 14
Rows of motorised measuring tapes record the amount of time that visitors stay in the installation. As a computerised tracking system detects the presence of a person, the closest measuring tape starts to project upwards. When the tape reaches around 3 meters high it crashes and recoils back.

Each hour, the system prints the total number of minutes spent by the sum of all visitors. Commissioned by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Name in spanish: Cintas de Grabación
Year of Creation: 2011
Technique: motorised measuring tapes, kinect tracking systems, computers, cameras, thermal printer, custom-made hardware and software
Dimensions: Variable dimensions
Keywords: interactive, robotic, indoor, tracker.
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  • Stephan Schulz - Programming, custom hardware and software
  • Pierre Fournier, Sébastien Dallaire, David Lemieux, Tyson Parks, Guillaume Tremblay, Julie Bourgeois, Susie Ramsay - Antimodular production