h | u | m | b | o | t
View of the exhibition space of the gallery K & S: In a space architecture made of pallets maps, pictures and films are projected.
Fri, January 21, 2000 – Sat, March 04, 2000

»h | u | m | b | o | t« is a 5-year (1999 - 2004) chorographic installation project connecting a loose menagerie of architects, artists, datatects, hackers and writers to intermittent travel-as-art situations in equatorial America and ØtherWhere on the new New Continent, taking the explorer and mapmaker Alexander von Humboldt's book »Personal Narrative of a Journey to the Equinoctial Regions of the New Continent (1799 - 1804)« as its topos.

“Hyperconfigured as our 'script' using artificial neural network Kohonen mapping Humboldt's chronicle gets eventually buried under sediments of contemporary fictional and interpersonal hypermedia. Net users sift through dynamic layers of Humboldt and h|u|m|b|o|t material, leaving traces, pictured as landscape in a virtual topography (cyberatlas) of unfolding h|u|m|b|o|t situations.”

Organization / Institution
ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe ; Akademie Schloss Solitude

Daimler Chrysler ; Goethe-Institut Caracas