Intermedia Installation, O.K Center for Contemporary Art, Linz (Austria) 2004
Night Pulses, Bernhard Gal combines
urban light signals with the musical-sensory experience of their transference
into sound. Blinking pulses of light from nocturnal horizons of big cities
the signal lights of high-rises, airplanes, helicopters, ships,
etc. create a light score whose rhythmic complexity remains hidden
from view. The synchronization of these visual structures with sound events
makes existing rhythmical interrelations perceptible on both sensory levels.
The work was inspired by Gals stay
in New York in 199798, when he lived for eight months directly at
the East River in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and had the Manhattan skyline before
him every evening. Midtown Manhattan (filmed from Queens or New Jersey)
stands in the center of the realization for the O.K Centrum für
Gegenwartskunst. Four video projections and an eight-channel sound
projection interweave visual and acoustic elements into a site-specific
by O.K Center for Contemporary Art, as part of the series 'O.K. spektral',
curated by Roland Schoeny.
|Thanks to: Roland Schoeny and the whole team at O.K, and to Niki Ettel, Jakob Schindegger and Max Yawney|
/ CDR of Night Pulses has been published by the O.K Center for
Contemporary Art in fall 2004.
Night Pulses has also been published as part of Bernhard Gal's Book & audio CD 'Installations', Kehrer Verlag Germany, 2005.
Listen to a sound excerpt (4.01)
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