© Merani Schilcher & Vinzenz Aubry

Photo: Merani Schilcher

23rd Art Division Jury Selections

Unknown Territories – Searching for Islands

Interactive art

Merani SCHILCHER / Vinzenz AUBRY [Germany]


The work aims at a haptic search engine not limited by prior knowledge based on language needed when looking for information online. A camera captures the outlines of the sand mass shaped by the user’s hands and matches it in real time with 75,000 satellite images of islands all over the planet to find an island of a similar shape. A search engine that responds to human’s compulsion to discover previously unknown places.