Horizontal 'personal information landscapes' are projected in a panoramic view in a triptych. Different landscapes can be choosen by picking up a barcoded 'flashcard' and move it over the scanner build into the big lightbox/table ...

Vertical 'personal stories' can be selected as well by choosing a card with a contexualized portrait ... first the horizontal information landscape changes (coming up from below) and then in the middle section of the triptych a vertical scroll starts to move upwards. Text overlays with explanations fade in and out ...

Each vertical scroll has a short narrated introduction.

Detailed views of documents are shown and different methods are used to dramatize certain details of documents ...

The barcoded flashcards are in an ever changing disorder spread over the big lightbox. This method has been chosen to mimick the Situationist practice of 'drifting" (dérive) and chance meetings ...

At this stage of development there are 45 flashcards. Some flashcards give a direct link to embedded documentary material in audio or video format. These audio/visual documents do contain complete historical documents and can last from a few minutes to an hour. The dynamic interaction is lost, but it shows that such an interface can also be seen as a monumental documentation utility.

Diagram of the functioning of the installation. For more details click here ... Alle foto's zijn van Pieter Boersma