α (alpha) pulse 2014

The internationally renowned Berlin artist Carsten Nicolai presents a new work during Art Basel’s Hong Kong show. Each night from May 15 to 17, 2014, α (alpha) pulse’s generated light pattern pulsates in a synchronized frequency across the entire façade of Hong Kong’s iconic 490 meter high International Commerce Centre (ICC) on the Kowloon harbour front. An accompanying mobile phone application allows audiences to participate in the light installation. Like a lighthouse, the tower sends its pulses into the city, reaching out to Hong Kong residents and visitors. α (alpha) pulse is an experimental construction that looks at the effects of audiovisual stimulation on the human perception. In accordance with scientific research, α (alpha) pulse is based on the principles of neural feedback on pulsating light sources. The work presents an experiential set-up that explores the effects that the light impulses might have on the mood, relaxation, attention, and creativity of viewers. Visible from numerous locations across Hong Kong and accessible via the app, α (alpha) pulse can be experienced by people all over the city. Designed by Nicolai, the app provides the audio for the installation and responds to the light display on the ICC, adding another layer to the installation. Recommended public places to watch α (alpha) pulse are Tamar Park, Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park and the terrace on Podium 3 and 4 of the IFC Mall.

Special Event:

16 May, 1pm – 2pm | Artist Talk | Carsten Nicolai in conversation with Nikolaus Hirsch

  • Artists:
    Carsten Nicolai
  •  
  • Open:
    Thursday, 15 May 2014
  • Close:
    Saturday, 17 May 2014
  • Address:
    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
  • Web:
    Art Basel
  • Photo credits:
    Carsten Nicolai, © 2014 Studio Carsten Nicolai, Courtesy: Galerie EIGEN + ART Leipzig/Berlin and The Pace Gallery

ISCRIVITI ALLA NEWSLETTER

Leave a Comment

Questo sito usa Akismet per ridurre lo spam. Scopri come i tuoi dati vengono elaborati.