carsten nicolai

visuelles feld

ccd camera, television, wall drawing
dimension variable
visuelles feld

“the potential, the expected, is an important element of our reality, it must simply not be forgotten besides the factual.” – werner heisenberg, 1969. in the work visuelles feld three elements are connected with each other: a monochrome black-and-white wall drawing, a camera which monitors the wall drawing, and a television monitor that renders the signals recorded by the camera into a visual as well as auditory form.

as soon as the visitor enters the installation, he automatically disturbs the system. when he comes into the camera's field of vision, he varies the signals sent to the television and thereby changes the resulting image and sound. all movements that occur in the room add tension to the setting – as soon as we observe a system we cannot prevent to become part of it.