XML-SVG Code / Source code of the exhibition wall, Laboral - Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, 2014

Laboral - Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Gijón, E
Oracal 638, plotter foil matte, tricolor
4700 x 620 cm
Photo © Sergio Redruello, 2014

XML-SVG Code, Source Code of the Exhibition Space, Galerie nächst St. Stephan, 2009

Oracal 638, plotter foil matte, tricolor
Photo © Marcus Wörgötter, 2009

XML-SVG Code, Source Code of the Exhibition Space, Museum gegenstandsfreier Kunst, 2008

Museum gegenstandsfreier Kunst, Otterndorf, D
Oracal 638, plotter foil matte, tricolor
Photo © Martin Lauffer, 2008

XML-SVG Code, Source Code of the New Applied Informatics Building, University of Bayreuth, 2008

Oracal 638, plotter foil matte, tricolor
Photo © Karin Sander, 2008

XML-SVG Code / Source code of the exhibition wall, Laboral - Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, 2014

Laboral - Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Gijón, E
Oracal 638, plotter foil matte, tricolor
4700 x 620 cm
Photo © Sergio Redruello, 2014

XML-SVG Code, Source Code of the Exhibition Space, Galerie nächst St. Stephan, 2009

Oracal 638, plotter foil matte, tricolor
Photo © Marcus Wörgötter, 2009

XML-SVG Code, Source Code of the Exhibition Space, Museum gegenstandsfreier Kunst, 2008

Museum gegenstandsfreier Kunst, Otterndorf, D
Oracal 638, plotter foil matte, tricolor
Photo © Martin Lauffer, 2008

XML-SVG Code, Source Code of the New Applied Informatics Building, University of Bayreuth, 2008

Oracal 638, plotter foil matte, tricolor
Photo © Karin Sander, 2008

Quellcodes

since 2014

Today, computer-generated architectural designs translate spaces into 3-D renderings. The work writes out the figures and sign systems employed to represent and construct the exhibition space, thus rendering its actual source code visible. Here, the inner architecture of the gallery is depicted as XML/SVG code on the walls of the exhibition space, spelling out the very figures that are based on the volume of the space. If these source-code figures were entered into a computer, the architectural body would re-emerge in three dimensions. While the series of figures appear to the viewer as coloured patterns, this readable though undecipherable language is a tangible reference to a spatial drawing which is, at the same time, a representation of the space.

Karin Sander, “XML-SVG Code / Source Code”, in “Karin Sander: XML-SVG Code–Quellcode / Source Code”, Förderverein Museum gegenstandsfreier Kunst, Otterndorf, 2010
(Translation: Karen Michelsen Castañón)

Presented in exhibitions

Arp Museum, Remagen, 2012
Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, 2012
LABoral. Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Gijón, 2014
ZKM - Zentrum für Kunst und Medien, Karlsruhe, 2017
Kuckei + Kuckei, 2011