Ingo Gunther


In between the 58 pedestals, on which the 58 illuminated globes were mounted, the cables lay on the floor like trip wires, giving Ingo Günther’s installation World Processor, 1989, a provisional air. At the same time, they recalled a world held together by cables—Marshall McLuhan’s vision of a global village, his idea of global communication.

For years now, the world—no more and no less—has been Günther’s working theme. The globes in World Processor reminded the viewer of balls, or of early geography lessons about the positions of the sun and the moon. In a way, this installation reversed the situation of Günther’s United TV, 1989, in which programs from all over the world ran uninterruptedly on a large number of monitors. These were mounted on a steel skeleton, which prevented any possible intrusion. But in his new piece, Günther took the notion of global communication to the point of

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