Merlin Baum's "Triptych of Light Interaction" puts the listed Chemag building into the spotlight and creates an adventurous space in the hauser lacour office that invites visitors to explore, linger and observe.
The light installation is constructed as a triptych and explores, through three different interactions, how the digital and romanticism relate to light design. Through their own actions and body movements, visitors can experience the tension between the two. In one part of the installation, visitors can learn the ease of interaction using analogue technology. The second part demonstrates the objectification of the human being and the associated complexity of the hardware and software of a digital control system. The third part of the installation is an experiment with artificial intelligence and algorithmic design. It stands for the intangible, incomprehensible and overwhelming aspects of digital technology. Visitors are invited to poetically engage with light, creation of light and control, based on their own experience, the resulting enlightenment, as well as the impression of the incomprehensible digital processes involved.
In addition, exhibits by scenographer Nadine Nebel, who transforms spaces into individual living worlds, are also on display.
Merlin Baum studied communication design in Dusseldorf (Master 2014), where he has been living and working since 2006. His work focuses on the digital interface from the perspectives of design, art and research. www.merlinbaum.de
Nadine Nebel studied exhibition design in Dusseldorf (Master 2014). Her work is interdisciplinary, moving between art, design and architecture with the aim of transforming spaces into individual worlds of experience. www.nadine-nebel.de
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