carsten nicolai


aluminium, rubber
15 x 15 x 200 cm
edition: 1/3

this elaborately produced sculpture represents acoustic waveforms of a recording of the spoken word 'sekundenschlaf' (microsleep). it represents the attempt to materialize the sculptural characteristics of sound when flowing through space into a respective visual effigy. the artist refers to the antagonism of the word 'sekundenschlaf', which contradicts per se. this opens up a wide field of interpretations and associations about the unconscious.