Stephan von Huene | The Semiconductor of Chemnitz
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The Semiconductor of Chemnitz

The Semiconductor of Chemnitz 1999
The Semiconductor of Chemnitz 1999

photos: Hans-Christian Schink

The Semiconductor of Chemnitz 1999
The Semiconductor of Chemnitz 1999

The Semiconductor of Chemnitz

Der Halbleiter von Chemnitz

1999

S 1999–1

Half figure on base, metal, fiberglass,
mechanics, computer, sensor

Technische Universität, Chemnitz

Westdeutscher Rundfunk 1999

Achatz von Müller (© WDR 99)

2:14 min

The word “semiconductor” is a reference to one of the most important technical inventions of the 20th century; but the German term “Halbleiter” literally translates “half a Leiter” (the German “Leiter” means “leader”).

This half-figure is reminiscent of the busts of celebrated professors previously found on display at universities. The figure moves in nine brief dances, apparently indicating directions with its arms.