Timo Toots

»Hall Of Fame«
Tallinn, Interactive Installation, EST 2009-2011<7b>

“Hall of Fame” is an installation that calculates the artistic potential of the visitor. It uses travel documents to identify persons. Visitor’s ID-card or ePassport are scanned and processed. The results of the calculations are displayed as graphs on the board. The top of best artists is shown as a grid of portraits and names. The algorithm for the artistic potential is following:
LUCK is calculated from data the visitor has no disposal of.
FAME is calculated from Google hits.
DEATH is calculated from the person’s average life expectancy.
A dead artist is the best artist.


Timo Toots, *1982 in Tartu, Estonia, studied at Estonian Academy of Arts (photography BA) from 2005-2009