2021, AT, four part, site specific video installation,
360 degree video-, colour, binaural sound,
total approx. 15 minutes
This installation was developed for the Supergau festival in St. Gilgen.
A young scientist from Guian, China, has developed a procedure with which she can store data in the DNA of plants as an alternative to existing data centres. She sends seeds to St. Gilgen in Austria in which secret information is stored and asks a relative of hers to grow it. The ‘Data Garden’ then sprouts and starts to grow. The plant contains memory fragments of the everyday life of a group of female migrant workers in a Chinese electronics factory. The people who assemble our mobile phones appear in a ghost-like way in St. Gilgen. The reality of the production conditions is superimposed ‘augmented reality’ on the place we see.
These links show the documentation of the installation as a 360-degree video. Ideally, please use the Vimeo app on a smartphone. You can then navigate in the 360-degree image space by moving your finger (on an iPhone) or the phone itself (on an Android). It is also possible to preview the work on a computer, using the mouse to navigate the 360-degree image space.
Director, scriptwriter, editor & producer: Marlies Pöschl
Poems: Zheng Xiaoqiong 郑小琼《拆》
Assistant director: Sophie Averkamp
Director of photography: David Rabeder
Sound engineer and sound designer: Simon Rabeder
Costume design: Sandy Wetclif Vienna
Translation: Lea Schneider, Martin Winter
Actors: Daniela Chen, Xingchen Liu, Haili Luo, Ying Qui-Zhang, Jiayi Steiner, Sissi Qi Wang, Yu Li Ya, Guanpei Zhou
Voice-over: Kun Jing
Installation views: Supergau festival 2021, Photo: Lisa Truttmann
Production stills: Sophie Averkamp