The Meeting Point

"The Meeting Point - so far and yet so close, so close and yet so far" (1994-1997), an interactive installation by Dutch artist Hermen Maat.

The Meeting Point

Wiretap 1.06: The Meeting Point; photo: Jan Sprij

't Trefpunt (The Meeting Point): so far and yet so close, so close and yet so far, is an interactive installation by Dutch artist Hermen Maat. Two visitors sit opposed to each other at a table. Both wear headsets and have a microphone enabling them to have contact. Between them is a black box wherein their faces are projected.

Although the two are very close, the sense of distance is apparent. At The Meeting Point, hypertext conversations become possible. By pushing two red buttons on the table the visitors hear fragments of other conversations on communication and perception, the fragments can be food for the conversation of the visitors or a disturbing element.

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