Meter machen

Maria Anna Eckerstorfer, Sabine Touzimsky-Köstler, Wolfgang Schreibelmayr, Lisa Wieder/ Kunstuniversität Linz, Projekt Abteilung Bildnerische Erziehung (AT)

In Kepler’s Gardens at the JKU Campus – create your world
during opening hours

What do a cow, four dancing penguins, the rock musician Bruce Springsteen and a baby elephant have in common? – They are all supposed to help us keep our distance from each other. In some countries it is spoken of social distancing, which actually means that we should have no contact at all – we should not talk to each other or be friends. The Australians* use a more correct term: physical distancing, which means to keep only physical or spatial distance. However, this distance is not the same everywhere. In Austria it is 1 meter long, in America 6 feet (approx. 1.8 meters) and in Latvia even 2 meters.

Keeping distance is a very important rule. But as we humans are, situations arise that are hilarious, super funny or totally confusing. At this year’s Ars Electronica Festival, we want to collect exactly such scenes. Send us a self-produced photo or a very short text about your experience by mail and follow us on Instagram at kunstuni.linz.metermachen.