1/2 Eighty Eight
The installation was awarded with the Share Prize 2013 and exhibited during the Piemonte Share Festival 2013 at the Accademia Albertina in Turin (Italy).
"The kinetic installation by Nils Völker, 1/2 Eighty Eight, represents an incessant flow, trough an analog process presented in a "digital" matrix. Black plastic bags are the pixels of an animated screen. The precise movement transforms the black bags in sinuous waves. This kinetic matrix, which seems to breathe, establishes a relationship with the viewer similar to the one that occurs in nature, leading him to reflect on life and its processes.
It is a contemplative delight to see such precise elegance of motion carried out by humble black garbage bags. With its critical mixture of urban infrastructure and organic life, this expressive sculpture realizes concepts of time and space."
rubbish bags, cooling fans, aluminum sheets, wood, custom made electronics
2.5 x 4.0 x 0.5 m