The artist Carsten Nicolai conceived the walk-in sculpture “syn chron” for the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin, which simultaneously serves as a resonance space and projection surface. Electronic music composed by Nicolai creates laser light modulations on the translucent skin of the sculpture.
Walkable, Transportable Sound and Light Space
The architectural corpus thus becomes a sound and light space that visitors can enter but also perceive from the outside. Its crystal-shaped construction consists of a spatial, irregularly polygonal hollow profile frame without right angles.
In order to allow multiple set-ups at different exhibition venues, the structure had to be constructed in such a way that it can be completely dismantled.
“syn chron” is one of numerous art projects for which Werner Sobek was responsible for the structural engineering.
Carsten Nicolai, Berlin/Germany
LIN Finn Geipel Giulia Andi, Berlin/Germany
2004 − 2005
Services by Werner Sobek
Structural engineering (WP 1 − 7 acc. to § 64 HOAI)
Freunde guter Musik Berlin e.V., Berlin/Germany
Uwe Walter, Berlin/Germany
Christian Gahl, Berlin/Germany