This CD-ROM presents the plan of a multimedia installation designed by
Tasnádi that will be displayed in Graz, Austria in 2003. In
a coordinate system composed of a surface of clouds and raindrops, we
are waiting for the rain, that means waiting for the surface to become
interactive. Clicking does not help, we can do nothing but wait, or is
there anything wrong? 'Exit' appears on the screen at last, we are free
to leave. But, burning with curiosity, we are eager to go on, and the
suspicion that the artist has a purpose with us only strengthens our resolve.
While waiting we quickly leaf through the booklet attached to the CD-ROM,
and thus everything becomes clear at once: delay is but the artist's intention
- the slow process of rain forming is a symbol of the question's taking
shape in our heads: what are we waiting for? And little by little the
menu is being formed on top of the screen, and we start to read what we
have already read: the theory on which the installation is based saying
that the cloud is the metaphor of the web, and the rain stands for the
question, and all these in concert make up the flow and exchange of information.
That is the idea that the work, an interactive cloud, having been assembled
of plastic and electronic parts on the spot, will demonstrate to a skilled
audience: on registering motion this symbolic yet material cloud will
rain question drops from a question container.