Fast Forward: Flushing in 2107, Flushing Town Hall, Queens, NY, May 4 – June 17, 2007
Ken Switzer, “Bushwick Blowout”, Village Voice, July 19-25, 2006 (PDF)
Kinetoscope is an interactive video installation that allows users to control the motion of a living, illustrated city.
From the outside, the Kinetoscope is a free-standing red booth with a curtained viewfinder and hand crank. As soon as the hand crank is turned, the images comes to life — the direction and velocity of the crank affecting the illustrations accordingly.
Above the red box is projected an airship that synthesizes energy in the air into matter building blocks. The blocks are dropped down into the booth where transport machines collect and compile the matter.