- 21.07.2016 to 24.09.2016
RainDance is an interactive sound installation by American artist Paul DeMarinis, where water is experienced as the transmitter of sound vibrations. A series of patented computer-controlled modulation nozzles fastened to a scaffold shoot out streams of water as rain. During the modulation process, a magnetic field imposes controlled vibrations onto the water, equating to sound waves of different frequencies.
The »3D WATER MATRIX« stands for the beginning of a new generation of digital water technology. As you enter the black cube of the installation, a theatrical atmosphere unfolds before the spectator’s eyes: Accompanied by mechanical sounds, as if drawn in the air by a ghostly hand, figures and patterns appear in the middle of the darkened room and linger for a moment before evolving to be replaced by surprising new shapes.
Works shown alternately at the ZKM are: ST\LL (11 min.) by Japanese artist Shiro Takatani and The Sorcerer's Apprentice (17 min.) by Swedish artist Christian Partos.
ZKM | Institute for Visual Media
Camera:: Martina Rotzal, Christina Zartmann
Editing: Christina Zartmann
Sound Recording: Anton Kossjanenko
Speaker: Rabea Rahmig