carsten nicolai

wolken (series of 8)

lambda print on alumium
71 x 52 cm
wolken (series of 8)

physically, clouds consist of an accumulation of extremely fine drops of water or ice crystals. within a complex interaction of various climatic factors they can take on a great variety of forms, which appear instable and diffuse. such non-linear dynamic systems are the research subject of the chaos theory, which has emerged from weather research and the mathematical analysis of price developments.

in the series of cloud photographs, taken from a height of 9000 meter, the entities disengage from their subject. the object can no longer be clearly discerned, the appearance of the surface is reminiscent of skin or water surfaces. the photographs reveal resemblances to both micro and macro structures.