The Physical Hot Spot
The Physical HoT SpoT—a physical connection to a network in public space. The body—the plug-in.
If we assume that the network technologies, with their mobile periphery devices, serve the purpose of enhancing the power of perception, Uli Schuster’s The Physical HoT SpoT represents a port for an analogous, direct connection using one’s own body. In Innsbruck, the artist researched this topic via an installation: a mesh of locally-specific events that had disappeared from present-day city resurfaced in visitors’ performative recording of information.