: MicroSonical Shining Biospheres No. 1, 2009
04.07.2009 – 10.01.2010

»Luminous SOUND« as »emerging existence« in space and time – »sounding LIGHT« as »existing emergence« of time in space

With this motto, media artists <SA/JO> (f.k.a. <sabine schäfer ⁄⁄ joachim krebs>) present their most recent »walk-in spatial-sound colored light body« for micro-acoustic animal sounds and three-dimensional LED-colored light, produced for ZKM's twentieth anniversary. In creating this sound-light environment, they were inspired by the latest breakthroughs in neuro-scientific aesthetics and bionics, among other things. At the center is the normally inaudible and until now largely unknown acoustic micro cosmos of animal noises and natural sounds.

So-called »micro acoustic, colored light biospheres« quasi artificially created imaginary environments for multifarious »audio-light hybrids« arise by means of the acoustic-scientific »sound microscopics« (endo-sono-microscopics) specially developed by Joachim Krebs in the mid 1990s, and »audio slowmotion«.

These in-between beings, continually moving between real-unreal, concrete-abstract, and natural-artificial, can exist solely in such artificially generated »sound light habitats« and can only be experienced by museum visitors live, on-site.

The two natural phenomena, color and light, on the contrary, are »composed« as a largely abstract, reference-less »event« through monochrome color oscillations and specific light-dark movement choreographies in time and space.

Organization / Institution
ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie

KIT | Karlsruher Institut für Technologie ; FIDUCIA