jurgen ostarhild
SECONDS MACHINE ( color mode )

KW Institute for Contemporary Art, berlin 26.02.2015, 19:00- 23:00
4 hours / generating 14 400 colors


ARMEN AVANSSIAN on "rot" and purpur"


KENNETH GOLDSMITH on "red"


"durchwandern", 2015, 91 x 160 cm, ink on paper.
( 14 400 hexcodes )


"durchwandern" detail, 2015

THE SECONDS MACHINE ( color mode )
each second, a six figure character string is generated on the web site www.ostarhild.eu . these can be read as HASHTAG POEMS. from its start-off on 01.10.2014, THE SECONDS MACHINE runs until 13.04.2015 for the duration of 194 days, which equates to the 16 777 216 hex-codes of the rgb color space. after its opening at KW institute of contemporary art, on 26.02.2015, a 3 week time slot is dedicated to THE SECONDS MACHINE at BERLIN WEEKLY, showing the hex-codes and the simultaneously generated colors as a projection. it is a time based color chart with extremly soft color gradients.

with quotes on red by: ARMEN AVANESSIAN, KENNTH GOLDSMITH, ANKE HENNIG, GERTRUDE STEIN, LUDWIG WITTGENSTEIN.

thank you: STEFANIE SEIDL, NINA MENDE,
KW Institute for Contemporary Art,
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