Morgenerst – Abendletzt is a series of partially buried digital screens that display the journey of celestial bodies – sun, moon and stars – in their paths across the sky from sunrise to sunset. In addition to that, a series of descriptions of people moving through landscapes can be heard. However, these images are not real, but digital renderings taken from the worlds of computer games. Likewise, the travelers are not wandering through physically real spaces, but through virtual territories that they encounter in these games.
In the installation, the digital horizon is the line where the physical world merges with the simulation, marking the meeting point of the digital sky and the soil enclosing the screen.
The sound material was extracted from a specific genre of online video called “Let’s Plays”, in which computer players perform a complete run-through solving an entire game. Overwhelmed by the digital environment, the players share their enthusiasm for the experience in the artificial nature. Their voices form the soundtrack to this media installation about the mediated experience of nature