a blink

shown 17th – 22nd of July 2014, at GOLD+BETON, Cologne

1) “RGBlaster”, version of 2014, 3 Strobe lights filtered Red, Green and Blue

The strobe lights are set to the slowest flash rate, which due to manufacturing differences is not exactly the same. Sometimes two or all three strobes fire at the same time, resulting in colored or white light

2) “RGBlaster 2″, 2014, RGB-LEDs, electronics, translucent white foil

The installation shows the three primary colors, one at a time, always in the same order. Because of speed changes, the colors seem to merge into white light, with optical illusions / patterns to be seen by the human perception at certain speeds.

3) “A Blink”, 2014, modified Fluorescent lights

A hidden microprocessor generates truly random numbers, which are  processed into random delay times, matching the human’s eye blink rate. The fluorescent light is then switched off for the shortest possible time (1/50 of a second), resulting into an experience resembling a blink.

All three works are perceived different by the naked eye, compared to the documentary seen here.

massive copyright infringement (for pink noise salon)

Pink Tube small


with misha rabinovich. shown at pink noise salon, flux factory 2014

a number of random youtube clips (first 15 seconds each) is played back, 9 clips simultaneous, with the audio mix fed into a spectrum analyzer. in result, the analyzer shows the characteristics of pink noise

dancing tree (for nightlight)

The Palm Tree is triggered by a motion sensor, which lights up the LED powered tree as soon as someone moves in front of the piece. Continuous triggering (dancing, jumping, waving..) will soon start an animation: first in brightness of the tree, then the “disco mode” will engage. When interaction stops, or someone just passed by, the tree goes back to the dimmer state.


Opening Reception: June 7, 2014
Open evenings in June
In collaboration with the Long Island City Community Garden
49th Avenue between Vernon Blvd & 5th Street, Long Island City, Queens

Flux Factory, in collaboration with the Long Island City Community Garden, has asked artists to develop installations and light-based work to temporarily transform and illuminate the area at night. Artists, builders, educators, urban theorists, covert geologists, and circuit benders have been working collectively to realize this project, through a series of group meetings and brainstorms. The driving force behind Nightlight is to create a space that is playful, engaging, and exciting to discover, while actively serving those who use the area after dark.

(taken from fluxfactory.org)

Kosmetischer Eingriff

kosmetischer-eingriffLight Intervention in all four elevators at Mannesmann Building, Düsseldorf

Kosmetisch – translates into cosmetic, it is referring to the range of filters being used to alter the light in the elevators. These color gels in different shades make nice skintones, except for the green one. For the installation, two elevators have been changed to a greenish color (on the north side of the building), two have been changed to a warm red tone (on the south side).

Eingriff – this german word translates both into intervention and surgery. Not given this context, people might expect to see something related to cosmetic surgery.

The installation is in the building for two weeks, and can be visited on Fri 14th 6-8pm, Sun 16th and Sun 23rd 11am-5pm.


Massive Copyright Infringement

massive copyright infringement

Random Video Collage based on Youtube Footage
A computer script generates random youTube IDs, those cryptic, unique strings which identify each video on youTube. Most of them don’t lead to content, some of them do- these videos are rendered into a collage of up to eight clips playing simultaneous.


part of “Shortcuts” Screening,
January 14th through 19th, starting after dusk
Hallmackenreuther, Brüsseler Platz 9, Köln

Einstein Rosen Brücke

Einstein Rosen Brücke, with M. Schmitt
shown at kitev, Oberhausen

Based on found footage video from a outdoor model train track in Arizona, a connection between the location and time of the recording, and the exhibiton space, is created. When the train inside the video goes into a tunnel, the screen goes black, and a real model train appears shortly next to the monitor.

Randomly Flipped Switches

Light Installation for “Interference:Coexistence”, a show by the Center for Holographics Arts, NYC

Fluorescent tubes are hanging vertical in the windows above the entrance. Static noise is captured by a tiny microcontroller, which generates truly random numbers from the sampled information. A simple logic determines which output’s state is to be inverted- the tubes turn on and off.