Keyword: Measure



Global addressing system based on a 3×3 m grid of the world, where each cell is identified by a unique three word combination. Thought to replace numeric geo locations that are hard to remember and prone to errors in transmission. Covering the globe in a multi-lingual layer of random functional poetry.

False Positives / Esther Hovers

„The project False Positives is about intelligent surveillance systems. These are camera’s that are said to be able to detect deviant behaviour within public space. False Positives is set around the question of normative behaviour. It aims to raise this question by basing the project on eight different ‘anomalies’. These so called anomalies are sign in body-language and movement that could indicate criminal intent. It is through these anomalies the algorithms are built and cameras are able to detect deviant behaviour.“

Guy Königstein

Of Instruments and Archetypes / Unfold

„Through this project, measuring becomes something without numbers, but with accurate precision; measuring becomes making.“

Association Machine / Hye Joo Jun

The Ruler Project / Jiří Skála

„Rulers of altered length were distributed to professionals.“

Rulers and Rhythm studies / Cevdet Erek

And similar projects.

„1. These rulers are not timelines themselves.
2. These rulers are timeline makers.“

Meters / Patrick Kochlick, Monika Hoinkis

„We believe in the joy of metering. It is enlightening and highly reassuring, also fun.“

Three Standard Stoppages / Marcel Duchamp

It is „a joke about the meter,“ Duchamp glibly noted about this piece, but his premise for it reads like a theorem: „If a straight horizontal thread one meter long falls from a height of one meter onto a horizontal plane twisting as it pleases[it] creates a new image of the unit of length.“ Duchamp dropped three threads one meter long from the height of one meter onto three stretched canvases. The threads were then adhered to the canvases to preserve the random curves they assumed upon landing. The canvases were cut along the threads‘ profiles, creating a template of their curves creating new units of measure that retain the length of the meter but undermine its rational basis.

Cross Coordinates

Valentin Beinroth