carsten nicolai


light installation with coloured neon tubes
approx. 250 x 180 cm

the work monitor is a light installation placed in the transitional area of the inside of siobhan davies dance company headquarter building and the outside urban environment. it is mounted on the wall of the storefront of the building. consisting of a neon tube circuit system the light installation is conceived as a detector that by means of highly sensitive sensors can transform audio sounds of dancers, conversation, noise, etc. from inside the building into an ever-changing light modulation. following the theme of the respective event series it was originally created for, the installation could be understood as a 'missing link' between the inside and the outside the building. hence it may serve as a communicative interface that may abstractly mediate internal and external information for a mutual interlinkage of the building and its environment.