Luser's Light Type Writer
was recently installed on the Telecom tower, at the Grießplatz
in Graz, Austria. The Telecom tower is THE central building
in the Gries district and an important identification point
for the inhabitants of the city.
At night, the northern facade of the building was used by
Constantin Luser as an over-dimensional display screen. Hundreds
of lamps hanging down the facade can be activated via a public
control desk at street level. At this desk, passers-by can
write their personal messages into the nightly sky to be viewed
from most parts in Graz. The immediately experienced connection
between turning on the switches and letting the lamps glow
at the facade has a high experiential value. The possibility
of having access to a highly visible means of communication
triggers the spirit of invention, with the desire to generate
one’s own light message.
During the day, one can see a cable network at the northern
facade of the Telecom tower, showing connecting cables between
the different light sources. This goes hand in hand with the
control desk, which signifies a miniature version of the building.
A thick cable of bundled control lines evidently links the
two entities. The functioning of the installation is clearly
visualized and can be used as a means of creation.
Artist based in Graz & Vienna, Austria