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«K4 (C3 I)»
The ‘C3 I' in the title of this work is derived from the words ‘Command Control Communication and Intelligence'. In a bunker-like room, all its surfaces covered with marble, satellite pictures are projected from a video projector
onto a marble slab on a block of stone. The pictures, taken from a height of 700 km, show a Soviet military airfield in Afghanistan and a runway in Honduras whose existence the Americans had denied. ‘K4 (C3 I) formed part of ‘Ocean Earth', a series of works in which Ingo Günther and Peter Fend showed satellite pictures, some previously unknown, in public. They used the pictures to reconstruct a reality that, although beyond everyday experience, does indeed reproduce reality. In‘K4 (C3 I) spectators acquire a physical relationship with these pictures, providing a material counterweight to the ‘magic' of invisible global control via satellite. The installation was shown at ‘documenta 8' in Kassel in 1987.