ARTISTS TURNED THE KRAFTWERK POWER PLANT INTO A STUNNING AUDIO-VISUAL INSTALLATION
SKALAR brought together sound, colour and emotion
In combination with the long-running, always adventurous CTM Festival, German light artist Christopher Bauder and musician David Letellier – aka Kangding Ray –teamed up to “visualise emotions through light and electronic music” last month, taking over Berlin’s Kraftwerk, an immense former power plant, with a stunning installation.
SKALAR, which was on display from January 27 until February 25, consisted of 65 moving mirrors, 90 moving lights and a mathematically synchronised, multi-channel sound system. Rooted in the vector mathematics often associated with sound and geometry, Bauder and Letellier explored eight human moods to give the audience a synaesthesia-like combination of colour, sound and emotion.
As an artist, Bauder last entered the Kraftwerk alongside collaborator Robert Henke, while Letellier, also a former architect, has been crafting aggressive yet informed techno music on labels like Raster-Noton for over a decade.
Check a selection of photos from SKALAR below.
To see what the Kraftwerk power plant looks like empty, head here