For the 2010 Luminale light festival, we hosted a participatory bar in our 1956 vintage load elevator. Inside the gondola, we improvised a “Whiskey- and Scroll-bar” illuminated by video projectors. If the elevator manages to reach the fourth floor when fully occupied, passengers could take a look at another installation in the MESO office.
The vintage load elevator from at our old office in Niddastraße 84 served as the installation’s location for our contribution to the light festival.
Visitors could already order drinks while waiting for the elevator on the ground floor.
This opera questions the issues of working together, organization, decision and control, which are increasingly central and difficult in our contemporary world.
The bar may be entered by a maximum of 10 people at the same time. The ride is taken at your own risk. It has happened in the past that the door lock mechanism fails at the bottom door. Safety is guaranteed in this case. The elevator then stops and disembarkment is no longer possible.
The 2008 OTIS safety light grid is indeed multi-touch, but responds to pinch gestures only by stopping the elevator.
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