carsten nicolai

frozen water

modular tables, glass flasks, distilled water, amplifier, controller, modular system, mixing board
850 x 250 x 170 cm
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on a large platform two glass flasks of varying size are placed in front of a tube-like loudspeaker system. the loudspeakers mounted to the surface of the platform transmit a low-frequency sound that causes the fluids in the glass flasks to vibrate. given the same intensity of sound, the sine wave-like pattern in the large glass flask is minimal, while in the smaller flask a rather chaotic modulation is generated which stops as soon as the sound interrupted. frozen water demonstrates a situation that is difficult to control and focuses on the polarity of the elements chaos and order, movement and stagnancy.