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Exhibitions 07|2009

July 4th, 2009–January 10th, 2010
<SA/JO>: MicroSonical Shining
Biospheres No. 1 (2009)

An Enterable MicroSonic-ColoredLight-EventSphere
in the ZKM_Cube's SubRoom
Wed–Sun, 12am–6 pm., free admission

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Esthetics and Methods by the
    media artist couple <SA/JO>
Consisteny plan-map (.pdf)

"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.

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 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).

Further information: www.sajo-art.de

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