Light sculpture “The Flying Arrow”

Stuttgart – Harbour, 1996.
Material: Copper, electric motors, light, fabric, film strips, projection wheels

In the autumn of 1996, I used footage from photos I had taken with a Super 8 camera in 1993 for a light installation called “Flying Arrow”. I hung fifty projection wheels in the middle of an old factory building in Stuttgart harbour. The projection was on a translucent fabric that seemed to surround the light installation. The floor was covered with photographs that I had enlarged from Super 8 film.
Der fliegende Pfeil

Level Zero 2: The Flying Carpet

with Klaus Pffafenzeller

Materials: copper, glass, light, film strips, motors, acoustic sensors, projection surface.
Computer programmable synthesizer, photo resistors, loudspeakers, fabric. Individual objects, each with a projection wheel (a kind of “Laterna Magica”) in a cube of black fabric, open on one side (2m x 2m x2m). Film strips clamped on rotating projection wheels. Photo resistors built into the projection surface react to the changing light intensity and control a computer-programmed synthesizer as voltage regulators. The electric motors of projection wheels connected to an acoustic sensor are switched on and off by the sounds. The images regulate the sounds and the sounds constantly create new image surfaces. The viewer has the possibility to play along by clapping or projecting shadows himself.