Justus-Liebig-Universität GießenInstitut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft

Cold Lights

The audio-visual Installation Cold Lights confronts the accuracy of the natural scientific view on the observed object with the "long winded" perception of an art piece. On the one hand the spectator has to come very close to the exhibited organic object to analyze all the details and to see all texts and images projected on the surface of the display right before it, on the other hand he can let his eyes wander around the room in some kind of "holistic" perception. Especially the sound connects all the exhibits to one complex "organic" object. The spectator is challenged to reflect on his perception in and of natural science as being exact and art as dealing with fictions and virtuality. In that way the installation also reflects on the utilization on imaging technology in exact sciences.