15. Degree Longitude East
2001-2011, Austria & Czech Republic
In the 18th Century, John Harrison solved the biggest navigational problem in history with the calculation of longitude.
With the project “15 Degree Longitude East”, my intention was to visualize the imaginary line called longitude through architectural intervention. With the help of a GPS (global positioning system) did I pinpoint the exact location of the middle European time zone (EMZ) in Austria and the Czech Republic. The installation consisted of two zinc-plated steel cubes (13’x13’x13’) that were each split in half, visualizing the longitude line through the tiny slit in the cube.