The Castle

Parsing the Book

Site specific interactive digital video environment 50 x 30 x 10 metres
1 large scale projection, black and white, multi-channel interactive sound

Produced by Film + Video Umbrella, London, UK 1995.
Exhibited on the exterior of the Town Hall of Hull, UK 1995
Exhibited on the exterior wall of the Royal Festival Hall, London, UK 1996
Exhibited at the Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK 1997
Funded by the Arts Council of England.

The Castle is a large scale interactive video projection designed for specific architectural sites. The title makes reference to Kafka's novel of the same name, the work taking as its subject the incomprehensible character of systems of administration and power. The work is composed of four large independently interactive figures, reminiscent of public sculptures on public buildings. It also uses a crude grammar engine to generate short statements, which reflect the activity of the figures and that of the viewers.

Installation shots