88 Constellations for Wittgenstein (to be played with the Left Hand)

David Clark

88 Constellations for Wittgenstein (to be played with the Left Hand) url | interactive installation, CA, 2008

88 Constellations for Wittgenstein (to be played with the Left Hand) is an interactive, non-linear net.art piece that explores the lifeosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein through a series of animated vignettes created in Flash. Each of the 88 sections corresponds to one of the 88 constellations in the night sky. The viewer can negotiate the associative relationships between these vignettes by navigating with an interface corresponding to one of the 88 constellations as well as interact with each collaged animation by using their left hand to trigger events from the computer keyboard (in homage to Ludwig Wittgenstein’s brother Paul – a concert pianist who lost his right arm in WWI but continued his career performing piano works composed for the Left Hand).

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