CARSTEN NICOLAI

卡斯滕·尼古拉
קרסטן ניקולאי
カールステン·ニコライ

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source: thecreatorsprojectvice

Carsten Nicolai works with oppositional forces. Culling a distinctive vision from inspirations both sonic and scientific, his conceptual, large-scale works provide dramatic visualizations of frequencies, ultimately allowing the work to create a voice for itself. “I want the visuals to perform,” he explains.

The installation artist often produces music under the name Alva Noto, and runs the label Raster-Norton with his friend Olaf Bender. The team’s projects experiment with the fusion of sound, art and design. Nicolai’s work embraces the tension inherent in accidents. In our video profile of the Creator (above), he explains that glitches often corrupt his data in fresh and exciting ways. “Defective elements are used as a basis for music,” Nicolai says. “You have no control of what’s happening. There is something going wrong, obviously, but it’s really exciting.” And in his explorations of sounds and visuals, Nicolai works to break down some unfair assumptions his audience might have. “The idea of electronic music being cold and lacking emotion has to do with people’s habits when it comes to music.” Nicolai is aware that some of his projects have disproven that unfair conception–namely, his collaboration with Ryuichi Sakamoto, in which “strong emotional situations were created.” Carsten Nicolai’s pionier I exhibition is coming to The Pace Gallery in New York City next Friday, September 23. The installation features a white silk parachute’s expansion and contraction. Nicolai is fascinated by contradictions. “We humans try more and more to enable machines to think, but at the same time, we try to become more and more mechanic. It’s fantastic in a way, that we permanently expose ourselves to that polarity and conflict.”
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source: carstennicolaide

in his work carsten nicolai, born 1965 in karl-marx-stadt, seeks to overcome a separation of art forms and genres for an integrated artistic approach. influenced by scientific reference systems, nicolai often engages mathematic patterns such as grids and codes, as well as error, random and self-organising structures.
after his participation in important international exhibitions like “documenta x” and the “49th and 50th venice biennial”, nicolai’s works were shown in two comprehensive solo exhibitions at schirn kunsthalle frankfurt, germany (anti reflex), at neue nationalgalerie in berlin, germany (syn chron) in 2005, at haus konstruktiv, zurich (static fades) in 2007 and at cac, vilnius (pionier) in 2011. he is represented by galerie eigen + art in leipzig/berlin, the pace gallery and galleria lorcan o’neill in rome.
under the pseudonym noto carsten nicolai experiments with sound to create his own code of signs, acoustic and visual symbols. as alva noto he leads those experiments into the field of electronic music. besides performing in club and concert halls, nicolai presented his audio-visual pieces at museums like solomon r. guggenheim museum in new york, san francisco museum of modern art, centre pompidou in paris, kunsthaus graz or tate modern in london. additionally he pursues projects with diverse artists such as ryuichi sakamoto, ryoji ikeda (cyclo.), blixa bargeld (anbb), michael nyman, mika vainio or thomas knak (opto). his latest musical project with olaf bender (byetone) is called diamond version and is released on mute records.
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source: creatorsprojectcn

Carsten Nicolai的工作涉及两种对抗的力量。他通过声音和科学得到灵感,从而创作视觉,他概念化的大型作品发出梦幻般的视觉频率,最终让作品本身发声。“我希望视觉能自行表演,”他解释说。

这位装置艺术家总是用Alva Noto这个名字制作音乐,并且和他的朋友Olaf Bender共同主理厂牌Raster-Norton。这个团队的实验涉及声音,艺术和设计的融合。

Nicolai的作品总是表达出意外中紧张的内在情绪,在我们对艺术家的采访视频中(上面),他解释说在特别好的日子,小错误依然会让他的数据崩溃。”错误的元素往往成为音乐的基础,” Nicolai说,”你没法控制可能发生什么,有什么是错的,显然如此,不过它仍旧让人感到兴奋。”

在他对声音和视觉的探索中,Nicolai想要改变观众的想法。“人们觉得电子乐很冰冷,没有感情,这和人们对音乐的习惯有关。”Nicolai觉得他的一些项目能改变这种认识──他与Ryuichi Sakamoto的合作,“在其中有强烈的情绪感受”。

Carsten Nicolai的pionier I展览将要在下周五,9月23日在纽约的The Pace Gallery开展。

Nicolai一直对对比很感兴趣。“我们人类总是尝试更多可能性让机器去思考,不过同时,我们也变得越来越机械,这是很棒的,我们总是在通过很多两极化的东西表达自我。 “