carsten nicolai


video projector, dvd player, dvd, sound system
dimension variable

spray is a room installation consisting of a folded, stealth-shape seating area and a video that can be seen from both sides of the projection screen. The 8-minute loop of the video shows the process of pixels accumulating, setting up orders, building up patterns, modelling moirés, decaying into fragments and dissolving again.

The idea behind the work is to show that although our communication system tends to atomize information, the original sense remains. The stealth forms seen in the video of spray dissolve into particles, which still contain enough information to regain the original forms again and build up a cycle of persistent repetition.

The main metaphor of spray is the mechanism of masking and concealing – of stealth. It shows the contradictory essence to produce and secure information as well as hide and absorb it.