carsten nicolai


installation in lightproof auditorium, video projection, haze, sound
dimensions variable
fades fades

fades is a video-installation with a specifically designed room setting. the video shows light gradients based on linear and logarithmic wave modulations that move constantly hence creating a variety of shapes and structures. these visual patterns at the same time are also represented/tranferred as high hissing sounds audible in the space. additionally a fine haze is introduced into the space in which the white light of the projection manifests itself; the main focus is therefore off the image projected, but on the three-dimensional light sculpture in the space. similar to music fades establishes a visual language that performs beyond our usual systems of understanding.