Song for the Deaf
3D animated video, FullHD, 14 min 15 sec
Video trailer (full version upon request)

Exhibited at:
2019: Steirischer Herbst, Haus der Architektur Graz: Liebe Grüße aus Graz von Superstudio: Sorry, the file you have requested does not exist.

Few virtual avatars with pretended consciousness are trying to tease deaf humans (and you) with mixed messages about virtual and real ruins. It is a pity they can not sing very well, but they will try for sure, over and over.
~ Excerpt from the video: What a weird commission. Please design a ruin for us they said. Not like there was not this case out there already. Lots of ruins were built. Such a romantics. Decadence, awe, and jealousy inspired a strange 18th-century architectural trend. But still, here it is much different. In this case, so called software architects. I just call them soft architects. There is no ware in it, is it? They are just soft. Well, from some perspective for sure. So not only they had to design a ruin, meaning that they probably had to know what did the structure looked like before it aged, but also, they had to design a process of how this ruin ages. If it does. Well they decide. I know they do not change. They stay the same. Maybe there will be an update. That is something I do not know. Anyway, let’s go up now. I mean along the Z axis. Let’s just go that direction ok? Well you cannot choose anyway, and me neither, so here we go. You can at least leave. I would do it if I were you.

Illustrations - the avatars

Installation view

Video stills - CGI 3D graphics

Video stills - CGI 3D graphics