Sound-reactive Light Installation at „Zero Abend Film und Musik“, Akademie der Künste Berlin, 2015
„Simple Sample“ is an about meter square diffusive panel lit up by RGB-LEDs controlled by a self design circuit and software. In random intervals, a (sound-)signal is sampled and its information converted into the light output signal, which is updated about 1000 times per second.
For the event, sound generated by Düsseldorf artist „Pyrolator“ was used to control the object. The usage of the techincal „sample“ is in a different way, as for correct reproduction, a regular interval of sampling is required. „Simple“, as used in the title, refers to the simple, non-predictable software routines.
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.
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.
RGBlaster made another appearance at “Kobe Biennale 2011”, at the japan-based Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art. It is part of an exhibition making a connection between the japanese group of “Gutai” and the german “Zero”, both showing the original artists of those groups, and two positions of younger artist in one show. The exhibition was on view from first of october until the 23rd of november 2011.
In collaboration with Meng-Hsuan Wu, another artist from Flux Factory, i ran an interactive video installation at the Chashama Film Festival in New York City. It was installed from 22. to 26. of october, from around 6pm to 11pm. The eyes are located in an corner office building on third avenue and 43rd street, next to Grand Central Station.
The installation consists of an representation of a pair of eyes made of rice paper brought to life by rear projection. The movement of the eyes is controlled by an computer, connected to a camera and running a software to track moving people on the sidewalk.
This is a holographic work called “200 Frames”, it consists of 200 images of a frame, in which a firework is happening. By moving on the horizontal axis, you can see the frame from different angles and different fireworks in the background. While the frame can be seen from different angles according to the viewing position, the virtual time in the frame is non-linear and going in both directions as the viewer is moving.