MicroSonical Shining Biospheres No. 1
An enterable microSound colorLight event sphere
Solo exhibition at the Center for Art and Media (ZKM) Karlsruhe
subRoom of the ZKM_Cube
July 4th, 2009 – January 10th, 2010
Audio Video Installation
with an accompanying SEM image gallery of micro-organisms
»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 neuroscientific
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, concreteabstract,
and natural-artificial, can exist solely in such artificially generated
"sound light habitats" and can only be experienced by museum visitors live,
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
The space-sound colored light installation “MicroSonical Shining Biospheres
No. 1” presents the kick-off project for the future collaboration of the ZKM |
Center for Art and Media with the KIT | Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.
The art project series MicroSonical Shining Biospheres