Funker zum Sirius, Teil II

Land: 
de
Year: 
1987
Duration: 
3 min
Format:
film/video

The two meter high obelisk with integrated, battery-powered TV has been erected at a faraway place in the Königsforst close to Cologne as a transmitting station to Sirius. The obelisk, known to people as a transmitter of information and signpost for millennia, should help aliens to get to know our culture. Why not use the electromagnetic rays of the permanently running TV for this purpose? The information of a typical TV programme offer them the most effective insight into our culture. Possible faulty analyses, e.g. the assumed average size of a terrestrial of dwarfish 30 centimeters, have to be accepted given the enormous advantages. (VideoFilmFest '88)

 

(Image: Maria Vedder. Funker zum Sirius, Teil II)