Feb 5, 2012

Tape Measure Measures as Art

In Sidney, Australia at the the Museum of Contemporary Art, Raphael Lezano-Hemmer has a unique way to measure how long you visit his art installation.  The art is the measurement of of how long you inhabit the space, which is measured by unwinding Stanley tape measures which are triggered by Kinect Sensors.

In my Museum 701 class I was helping to design an exhibit on factory tours.  We came up with the idea of having a time clock with time cards to measure how long the visitors were at the exhibit.  Lozano-Hemmer's installation is the time clock.  But it is much more dramatic than punching a clock as the metal tape snakes up the wall and then crashes down to the ground when it reaches 3m high.  It's quite clever.
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