Martin Moolhuijsen

University of Arts Berlin

Infinite Jest
interactive installation
dimensions variable

In the interactive installation, Infinite Jest Martin Moolhuijsen combines two types of sounds – one of a gramophone and the other of a program for pronouncing written words. By moving the gramophone stylus, the mentioned program is activated  that, in turn, directs the viewer to move and position the stylus again. These two actions can be incessantly shifted, and with that, the artist refers to a book by David Foster Wallace also titled Infinite Jest in which a seemingly endless number of endnotes is used – something that can become a loop, much like the constant sound changes of Moolhijsen’s installation.