Published by Spector Books. Edited with text by Susanne Gaensheimer, Doris Krystof. Text by Rainer Maria Rilke, Friedrich Kittler, Kathrin Dreckmann, et al.
Since the early 1990s, Berlin-based artist Carsten Nicolai (born 1965)—also known as the electronic musician Alva Noto—has worked at the intersection of visual art, music and science. Parallax Symmetry gathers roughly 40 installation works.
Published by JRP|Ringier. Edited by Dorothea Strauss. Text by Christoph Doswald, Klaus Ottmann, Britta Schröder, Dorothea Strauss.
Berlin-based artist and musician Carsten Nicolai, born in 1965, is one of very few contemporary artists who convincingly work in the conflict zone between art, science and sound. Equally respected in the art world and the electronic music community, his works lay open the functional principles of codification, self-organization and perception so that the hand of the artist recedes and the classical notion of an oeuvre is put into question. Drawing on sounds available in our everyday environment, Nicolai creates soundscapes and installations redolent with clicks and blips from telephones, faxes and other technological detritus: he creates an elementary, universal language that eludes rationality, requesting instead to simply be perceived by the individual. This survey spans from Nicolai’s well-known 1997 Documenta X project, “Infinity”--in which 72 short audio works were discretely embedded throughout Kassel’s public spaces--to new pieces produced for a recent solo exhibition at Zurich’s Haus Konstruktiv.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Essays by Magnus Haglund and Yuko Hasegawa.
Want to see what sound thinking looks like? Tune into the gorgeously spare, sophisticated and aurally inspired sculptures, installations and paintings of noted sound artist Carsten Nicolai in the most comprehensive collection to date of his work. From 2004,Perfect Square's flat glass sheets play with mathematical theory, while elsewhere, turntables, speakers and fluorescent lights rock his audiovisual environments.
PUBLISHER Walther König, Köln
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 9.5 x 11.5 in. / 200 pgs / 86 color / 76 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 6/15/2005 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2005 p. 170
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9783883758916SDNR30 List Price: $50.00 CDN $60.00