Gunnar Green: the Parasite

Test_Lab: Urban Screen Savers @ V2_ Rotterdam

Report by Cecilia Guida

Gunnar(DE) has demonstrated the project ‘Parasite’ by the Berlin-based collective TheGreenEyl.

The Parasite is an independent projection-system that can be attached to subways and other trains with suction pads, using the speed of the train as parameter for the projected content. The projection starts with the train moving inside the tunnels. To Gunnar these tunnels bear something mystic yet mundane, ‘most people usually have never made a step inside any of them,’ he says. ‘Parasite’ confuses the routine, habits and perception of the train-travelling-journe. The ‘parallel worlds’ – projected with ‘Parasite’ – allow the train traveller a glimpse into a different world full of surrealist imagery. Pointing out what it is outside to one who is sitting in the train is an original idea that stimulates people and also a creative way to fill the ‘empty’, boring time of the daily journey.

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