Verena Tscherner

Interactive video installation, 2020

"Telezipation", which translates as “distance participation” is a play on the words “tele” (Greek for distant) and “participation” (Latin origin). In his article “Virus, Virality, Virtuality” Peter Weibel writes about the emergence of the first long-distance society in human history. During the recent pandemic, many business premises had to be closed temporarily or entirely. Can this installation transform these places into sites of encounters through long-distance participation of individuals in the form of their left-behind shadows? Supervisors: Rini Tandon, Martin Kusch