AZZURRO | media installation @ Detournement Venise - La Biennale di Venezia 2009
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– a crystal online illuminated with complementary skylight.
The installation is based on the sky as the medium for the light of the sun - the time - as well as on the rotation of the earth moving the light of the sun in a continuous circulation of light and shade, day and night in parallels.
Online sky Images at the moment of dusk and dawn are constantly sent to a screen, where a central circular field of one sky is superimposed on the other. Tracking over time around the earth the light of the sky in the inner circle is changing complementary to the light of the sky surrounding it. This screen - horizontally embedded in a crystal structure hanging from the ceiling - illuminates the transparent acrylic surface of the crystal with sky-blue colour. Azurro is fixed to the ground and installed so that people can move around to experience the sky images online at the very moment of time. see also >>

The realisation is based on the Sunpendulum project using the online sky image streams from the 12
Sunpendulum Time-Eyes  – i.e. video cameras installed at Universities watching the sky in 12 timezones
around the earth:
( 1 ) University of Hawaii / Maui Community College / USA
( 2 ) Universidad Autonomous de Baja California Unidad Ensenada / MX
( 3 ) University of New Orleans / USA
( 4 ) Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute / GB
( 5 ) Universidade dos Acores / Angra Campus / P
( 6 ) Universidad de Granada / E
( 7 ) Ain Shams University Cairo / EG
( 8 ) Zayed University Dubai / UAE
( 9 ) Jadavpur University Kolkata / IND
(10) Hong Kong University of Science and Technology / PRC
(11) Tokyo Kanazawa Institute of Technology / JP
(12) College of the Marshall Islands / RMI

The software and live image capture is developed by Marcus Priesch in cooperation with the Sunpendulum team
and close collaboration with the Sunpendulum partners and support around the earth.

AZZURRO is supported by Detournement Venise 2009, Austrian Ministry for the Arts, Cultural Department of Vienna, Cultural Department of Upper Austria