carsten nicolai

schatten loop

space echo device, spotlight, custom-made pedestal
200 x 100 x 65 cm
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the work schatten loop, created especially for a window installation at cos store berlin, is based on the concept of light reflection. a magnetic tape loop of a sound effect device is spotlighted by a condensed light beam. the mirrored panel underneath reflects the light and the image of the tape loop against the back wall. the tape loop is in constant movement and changes shape according to the principle of self-organisation. the reflection generates new visual content without recurrence.