carsten nicolai: unidisplay
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oct 02, 2012
carsten nicolai: unidisplay


‘unidisplay’ by carsten nicolai
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carsten nicolai: unidisplay
hangar bicocca milan, italy
on now through december 2nd, 2012

designboom visited the most recent installation of german artist carsten nicolai ‘unidisplay’ on show at the hangar bicocca
in milan. curated by chiara bertola and andrea lissoni, the 50 metre-long audio visual artwork combines nicolai’s skill in sound,
art and electronic imagery – creating the signature sensory experience characteristic of his work. the wall of abstract digital
graphics is marked at both ends by mirrored surfaces to produce an infinite, never-ending display – a feature of the piece
denoting the fundamental element of time.

through a form of optical illusion, the audience is exposed to a moment of spatial disorientation enhanced and complemented by seating
vibrating with sound from which they view the composition. ‘unidisplay’ shares its message through distinctively multidisciplinary avenues –
using state of the art technology to connect with its spectators in a powerfully experiential way.


a video demonstrating the work with insight from the artist
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the audio-visual display is informed by the element of time
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the bench the audience views the work from is a speaker, vibrating with sound
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the combination of audio and transforming graphics creates a powerful sensory experience for its spectators
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the installation filled the expansive area of the hangar bicocca with light and sound
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the installation was curated by chiara bertola and andrea lissoni
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the audience enjoying the display
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the 50 metre-long wall is marked on either end by expansive mirrored surfaces, to create an infinite display
image © designboom


the psychedelic imagery created a sense of disorientation
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the work is characteristic of nicolai’s work - moving across the disciplines of sound, art and technology
image © designboom

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