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Brigitte Kowanz

For her new work “recover”, Brigitte Kowanz transfers the individual letters of the word into reflective ribbons of different widths, which loop around the trees on Raiffeisenplatz. To convert the letters, Kowanz relies on a type of linguistic transmission that revolutionized human communication around 1840 with short and long tactile, acoustic or visual signals: Morse code. This type of linguistic coding and decoding is considered a forerunner and pioneer of our digital communication. “Recover” is brought to life when the visitors with headlamps first make the Morse code visible through reflection.