Thu 8 September - Mon 12 September 2016 10AM-7:30PM
Basement / Bunker
Credit: Luigi die Bella

Michael Kugler, Sebastian Wolf

In the collaborative work Brume fog emerges from and self-organizes on the surface on a sculptural element, congealing with light into an elusive stratum. The installation utilizes a series of ultrasonic transducers that generate thick clouds of dense, yet extremely lightweight water vapor. Fog is produced in an inner chamber contained within an enclosure that is outfitted with a porous surface. A small radial blower inside the apparatus gently pumps air into the inner chamber lifting the fog through the membrane, whereby it “settles” on the surface. Viewed from a distance, the fog appears as a visualized mass of air circumscribing the perimeter of the enclosure. The diffraction of light results in an interference pattern, allowing the viewer to perceive the collection of discrete droplets of water vapor, the undulations of which are reminiscent of ocean waves—a perpetually fluid landscape, dispersing and reemerging simultaneously. As the fog vanishes, so does the apparatus itself.