RGBlaster II – tech@art Festival

November 28th, 2017   -  Share/Link/Bookmark


Software: RGBlaster II, 2014
Hardware: Simple Sample, 2015

a blink

July 17th, 2014   -  Share/Link/Bookmark

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.

RGBlaster at “Reflexionen”

September 27th, 2011   -  Share/Link/Bookmark

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.




Foto 26.09.11 17 25 55


Interview JS kobe 2011 (in german)

At Hanse Wissenschafts-Kolleg

January 28th, 2011   -  Share/Link/Bookmark

On January 28th, two recent works were shown during an evening at Hanse Wissenschafts-Kolleg in Delmenhorst, Germany. I had been invited because of my works at the “Below Zero” exhibition in Düsseldorf last year. It was a good match since one of their fields of research is in the field of human perception.

at Hanse Wissenschafts-Kolleg

Due to the size and it’s demanding hunger for electricity, i could not show “RGBlaster” itself. Instead, I presented a 3 channel video based on the installation, one screen documenting the installation as seen last year in Kai10, one screen showing a minute of how the camera perceived the installation, and one screen showing a simulation of what the human eye would have seen instead.
Also, I gave the audience a sneak preview of my latest piece “Kelvin”.

below zero

September 10th, 2010   -  Share/Link/Bookmark



on Friday, September 10, 2010 at 8 p.m.

Welcome: Monika Schnetkamp, Arthena Foundation
Introduction: Julia Höner, KAI 10
Sound Performance by PYROLATOR starting 9 p.m.

DURATION:                       September 11-19, 2010, daily 12-5 p.m.
LIGHT IN DARKNESS:     Saturday, September 18, 2010, 7-2 p.m.
The exhibition in KAI 10 will be open at the same time ZERO foundation’s Light in Darkness (address: Zollhof 11)
Sound performance by PYROLATOR at midnight

The title of the exhibition refers to the location and name of the study project Minus1, which was initiated by Düsseldorf artist and Professor for Media Art Mischa Kuball as an experimental laboratory at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. Together with Minus1 artists Tobias Daemgen, Moritz Ellerich, und Julius Schmiedel, Mischa Kuball will set up an exhibition that connects light and space, while at the same time focusing on the fleeting nature and semantic mutability of light. The ideas of the Düsseldorf-based artists’ group ZERO reverberate throughout the exhibition forging connections between historical and contemporary artistic experiments with light.

For the first time, KAI 10 and the Arthena Foundation will cooperate with the ZERO foundation, Düsseldorf, in presenting Light in Darkness, a series of artistic interventions, lectures and discussions revolving around the heritage of ZERO, on September 18, 2010. In conjunction with Light in Darkness, KAI 10 will be open till 2 a.m. The artists’ light experiments at KAI 10 will build a thematic bridge between both places in the course of this special night of light and art at Düsseldorf’s MediaHarbour. During the opening of below zero and on the occasion of Light in Darkness, KAI 10 will present a musical performance by PYROLATOR, which will involve a combination of light, movement, sound, and visuals.

photo credit: Claus Lange


July 13th, 2008   -  Share/Link/Bookmark

This Work is based on the limitations of the human visual perceptive system. The primary colors red, green and blue are flashing up to illuminate the room with more than 100 flashes per second. The human perception is mixing these colors into white, but as the strobes aren’t synchronized, there are moments of a destinct color visible in the room.

Shown again during Quadrienale 2010, Düsseldorf:  Below Zero

Shown again 2011 in Kobe, Japan: Reflexionen