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P74 Gallery

Dalibor Martinis: Global Picture

29 December, 2010 – 17 January, 2011
Presentation: Wednesday, 29 December, 2010 at 7 p.m., P74 Gallery, Prušnikova 74, Ljubljana
Public project: 10 – 17 January, 2011, main Railway Station Ljubljana, every day from 5 p.m. to 7 a.m.
(Opening of public project on Monday, 10 January, 2011 at 7 p.m.)

Global Picture
Sensor of Human Condition

German political theorist Hannah Arendt used the term “human condition” to describe the joy, terror, humor and other feelings or emotions associated with being and existence. Let’s suppose there is a way to measure human condition and to “paint” its global picture. Would the continuous presence of such picture influence men to act differently, to feel more compassion for their fellow humans, to care more about their well-being?
The changes are dependent on set of parameters which reflect the global “feel-good factor” so that in every moment it has its visual representation, and no passer-by will have any excuse for not knowing the state of the humanity at any given moment.

The parameters fed from into the computer-run color interface are taken from the daily online reports on global economy, stock markets, disasters, health, international relations/conflicts, civil rights, ecology, and media. States from bad to excellent (NUMERICAL 1-7), turned into COLORS of rainbow: from red (through orange – yellow – green – turqoise – blue) to purple.

A software was developed which serves as an interface and transforms all the data into color of light (LED scanners) or the color of the screen, depending on the site.

Project was already realised in Rijeka, Zadar and Zagreb.