temple li-te

type: 
infrastructural
description: 
closed circuit 4media installation in public space
4 letter-sculpture, trumpet-cross, wooden shack
3 monitors / live display, 8 monitors / video display, 3 cameras, 22 videotapes, 1 typewriter, 1 table, 1 chair, 1 bed, 321 pieces of paper
german, austrian, english, french, phonetic language
running time: 3 weeks
christian ide hintze sponsored by grundig austria, austria 1984

“the "temple li-te /gedichtansiedlung" is a point of arrival in an attempt to extend the concept of literature (hence the huge letters  L I T E) beyond the written word, to give passers-by the opportunity to view the poet at work in his creative ghetto via three b/ws, while an additional 8 colour monitors play literary videos; tape poetry is counterpoint to an attempt at the creative process captured live on the flickering screen." (david marinelli, october 1984), "li-te est un projet de christian ide hintze, un project de camp, un projet d'ordre architectonique. la géométrie, les relations entre les espaces et entre les nombres, les méthodes de construction des objets, s'inspirent de la disposition des camps de bateleurs et de forains, des lieux de culte et des temples des poètes et des prêtres des tempes anciens." (catherine matillon, sept. 1984).