is a travelling planetarium.
It searches for stories, records them, produces radioplays,
generates star constalations out of them and presents it all
together inside this camper.
klick hier für die deutsche version
Anna Katharina Laggner (radiojournalist, vienna)
Assistent: Christina Kimmerle (raumlaborberlin)
old caravan model >Eifelland Henerici 450< was changed
into a cabriolet, ontop of which a 3m silver balloon can be
inflated. The ballon is a projection screen for the 280°
The Stargrinder has two spaces: the airgate and the projectionroom.
the airgate has two functions: it is the workingspace for
the team and the entreé to the starpresentation. The
visitor gets a short introduction into the procedure (see
below) and the stars of the night. a sliding door then leads
into the inflatable planetariumspace, where you can watch
the stars, while you listen to a local story.
21.09 - 15.10.06 the stargrinder was on tour through styria in austria,
it collected four stories that where then presented in the villages
as well as in Graz on the Campshow Steiermark on the festival Steirischer
sky is full of star constellations that have been named after stories
from the greek and babylonian mythology. There is no more space
for other stories. But the constellation that we know are only visible
from the earth. As soon as you change place in the universe they
look completely different. Like here for example
find (p.e.) the constellations related to stories from styria, you
just have to find the right perspective in the universe. The stargrinder
presents exactly this perspective.
calculate the constellations of stars with the etonian method and
then copy them onto the projectionball. Each story gets it´s
are 4 stories that we present with the stargrinder. So far, unfortunately,
they are in german-eh-austrian, thats even worse:
‘Suche Hausfrau’ Neumarkt
‘Das Leben ist wie Pluto’ Lippizanergestüt Piber
‘Die Pfarrermorde’ St. Kathrein/Tragöss im Lamingtal
‘Die Handschrift’ Riegersburg