INSTRUMENTE aus dem Kiruna Psycho Labor

Carsten Höller
April 21 – May 23, 2001

Lichtwand (Light Wall), 2000
Incandescent 25W bulbs, dimmer, mixer, electric wires, wood construction, sound generator, 2 active loudspeakers
Dimensions variable

 

Photo © Howard Sheronas

Lichtwand (Light Wall), 2000 (detail)
Incandescent 25W bulbs, dimmer, mixer, electric wires, wood construction, sound generator, 2 active loudspeakers
Dimensions variable

 

Photo © Howard Sheronas

Lichtwand (Light Wall), 2000
Incandescent 25W bulbs, dimmer, mixer, electric wires, wood construction, sound generator, 2 active loudspeakers
Dimensions variable

 

Photo © Howard Sheronas

Lichtwand (Light Wall), 2000 (detail)
Incandescent 25W bulbs, dimmer, mixer, electric wires, wood construction, sound generator, 2 active loudspeakers
Dimensions variable

 

Photo © Howard Sheronas

Lichtwand (Light Wall), 2000 (detail)
Incandescent 25W bulbs, dimmer, mixer, electric wires, wood construction, sound generator, 2 active loudspeakers
Dimensions variable

 

Photo © Howard Sheronas

Lichtwand (Light Wall), 2000 (detail)
Incandescent 25W bulbs, dimmer, mixer, electric wires, wood construction, sound generator, 2 active loudspeakers
Dimensions variable

 

Photo © Howard Sheronas

Umkehrbrille (Upside Down Goggles), 1994/2001
Polyethylene (PE), Polypropylene (PP), Nylon, aluminium, steel, optic glass prisms, leather, rubber foam
Approx. 11,5 x 41 x 21 cm each (variable)

 

Photo © Carsten Eisfeld

Lichtwand (Light Wall), 2000 (detail) (lef)
Incandescent 25W bulbs, dimmer, mixer, electric wires, wood construction, sound generator, 2 active loudspeakers
Dimensions variable

 

Umkehrbrille (Upside Down Goggles), 1994/2001 (right)
Polyethylene (PE), Polypropylene (PP), Nylon, aluminium, steel, optic glass prisms, leather, rubber foam
Approx. 11,5 x 41 x 21 cm each (variable)

 
Photo © Howard Sheronas

Original exhibition invitation (recto) 

INSTRUMENTE aus dem Kiruna Psycho Labor

Carsten Höller
April 21 – May 23, 2001
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The Kiruna Psycho Laboratory (KPL) contains instruments which, in a general way, change our perception of the world. Based on the idea that the world as perceived by human beings is embedded in other conditions unknown and not accessible to us, the instruments gathered in the KPL are supposed to expand our conscience and thus our perception of the world. The aim is not to explore that unknown 'parallel' world, but to accept the unknown, the inexpressible. The instruments stir up doubts and make us question what we see and what we believe to know. They are to make us question the nature of phenomenons and to give room to the awkward feeling of uncertainty.

The KPL is not supposed to exchange one system of values for another - it aims at dissociating from certainty and the adaption of habits.

 

Until now, there is no location for the KPL, but one possibility would be the installation of a laboratory in the mines of Kiruna, the largest in the world, situated in the Swedish part of Lapland. A list of facilities planned for the KPL at the moment is only a provisional one: light wall, psycho tank, giant psycho tank, room of perfect silence, room of acoustic substraction, swirling room/room of dizziness, room of visual illusions, medication and drug closet, shooting range, kitchen, discotheque, stage, electro-stimulating installation, neuro surgical operating theatre, library. 


Staff: electrician, anaesthesist, highlife-band, cook, neurosurgeon, technician, guide, tailor.

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