Mobile Mikroklimastation

video excerpt Mobile Mikroklimastation



Mobile Mikroklimastation (2020) is an object which temporarily balances extreme climate in urban space. An air-conditioning unit powered by an electric generator blows hot or cold air through flexible pipes in two adjustable helmets. The unit was temporarily operating at different locations in Vienna during summer, a documentary video shows its use by random pedestrians. The use creates an schizophrenic effect of being in two different climate zones at the same time. It also creates slight alienation: the participant has left the context and is watching the surrounding scenery through a plexiglass visor out of another climate zone.