inflatable garbage bag installation by nils volker
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jun 24, 2013
inflatable garbage bag installation by nils volker


eighty eight #2: an inflatable garbage bag installation by nils volker
rubbish bags, cooling fans, aluminum sheets, wood, custom made electronics
6.5 x 2.7 x 2 m
all images courtesy nils völker

 

 

nils völker
musée de design et d’arts appliqués contemporains, lausanne

june 19th to october 6th, 2013

 

 

conceived as site specific installation for the exhibition ‘coup de sac!’ at the musée de design et d’arts appliqués contemporains in lausanne, switzerland, berlin-based media artist nils volker has selectively inflated and deflated a series of garbage bags in controlled rhythms, creating wave-like animations across the wall and floor. although each bag is mounted in a stationary position, the sequences of inflation and deflation create the impression of lively movements. forms appear from the net-like matrix and disappear back into the surface. positioned alongside cooling fans and custom made electronics, the intervention serves as a sequel to ‘eighty eight’, volker’s first iteration of the installation.

 

 

eighty eight #2
video courtesy

 

 

the sequences of inflation and deflation create the impression of lively movements

 

 

the controlled rhythms create wave-like animations across the wall and floor

 

 

forms appear from the net-like matrix and disappear back into the surface

 

 

positioned alongside cooling fans and custom made electronics, the intervention serves as a sequel to ‘eighty eight’

 

 

detail of the installation

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