Ulrich Formann


Curation: Ruth Schnell and Tommy Schneider

Eröffnung: 16.02.2023, 19:00 (The artist will be present)
Ausstellungsdauer: 17.02.2023 - 06.04.2023
Öffnungszeiten: 10:00 - 00:00
Ort: Schauraum Angewandte - quartier 21 im MQ, Museumsplatz 1, A-1070 Wien


Slotmachine. Photo: Digital Arts / Verena Tscherner

Empty flights have no cargo nor passengers. They just fly to maintain exclusive take-off and landing rights that are awarded to airlines. If the airlines do not keep their slots, they lose them. To prevent the competition from getting these slots, flights simply depart empty. This leads to thousands of ghost flights and the emissions they cause.

Slotmachine constantly retrieves departure data from European airports and compares it with radar data of flights that have actually taken off. This is possible as airplanes constantly send their position to avoid collisions. If a ghost flight takes off, it is displayed by Slotmachine.

Ulrich Formann (*1996) is a multi-disciplinary and conceptual media artist. He has graduated at the University of Applied Arts Vienna in Digital Arts. Through the means of coding, reverse-engineering and hardware-hacking he aims to explore the limits and flip sides of technology.


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