On Track by (collaborative group) InSerial 2009

Collaborative group In Serial: Linda Dement, Petra Gemeinboeck, PRINZGAU/podgorshek and Marion Traenkle, formed through the eMobilArt program 2008–2009.

On Track is a performative installation involving a pendulous mechanical system, trapped robotic brushes and spilling viscous fluids. The work looks at human endeavour, its overly complicated mechanisms and procedures, and their vulnerability to a slipperiness already built in. Systems, one mechanic-repetitive, another one robotic-agitated, a viscous liquid, and an abrupt precipice, interact and interfere with one another. A disaster-prone scenario unfolds as the protagonists, apparently set to clean, spill, interrupt and hinder each other, creating an ever more slippery mess in intricately choreographed ways.

  • Rob Saunders programmer
  • Tomas Sandri engineer
On Track is copyright InSerial 2009
This project is made possible by the financial support of the Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst
It has received production funding from the Media Arts Board, Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, the Arts and Culture
It is supported by a grant from the New South Wales Government, Arts NSW, through a program administered by the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA)
eMobil Art Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst NAVA Wein Kultur BM:UK