Draft for the Börneplatz, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
Studio version: 1988
The interactive object consists of processed fabric bearing a sort of "characters". Its surface is prepared with polyester and translucent. The "characters" are not readable; rather they leave space for individual interpretation.
Dimensions: height approx. 3.50 m, width approx. 3.50 m, depth approx. 0.90 m
Material: brass (patined)
Operation: When an observer stands in front of the object, a silent chain-drive is activated by an infrared switch. The concealing curtain will be lifted and slowly drawn to the rear of the object to reveal the relic.
Curtain: after 60 seconds the brass lamella curtain will automatically return to its original position.