"Cardinal Directions," 2010
Surveillance monitor, embedded computer, infrared sensors, robotic actuator, slip ring, stainless steel support, custom software, metal certificate
51.1" x 11.8" x 11.8" / 130 x 30 x 30 cm, free-standing sculpture
edition of 12, 1 AP
A small surveillance monitor on a stainless-steel stand rotates automatically to reveal a geolocalized poem. As the public walk around the piece it shows the cardinal directions and a text locked to them. The text is an excerpt from Vicente Huidobro's epic poem "Altazor" (1919-1931), which reads "The four cardinal directions are three: North and South".
Video courtesy of the artist and bitforms gallery nyc.