08.07. — 16.07.2023 Experimental exhibition
Friday 07.07.23 , 19h Artist Talk/Opening
Young Luxembourg-born sound artist Nika Schmitt has her debut in Berlin with her new sound installation »umwandler«. Starting at the end of July, this piece transforms the Large Water Reservoir on Belforter Straße in Prenzlauer Berg into a sounding transformation center of energy.
Nika Schmitt tests the concrete setup for the installation in advance at the beginning of July in an experimental exhibition in Meinblau Project Space, which functions simultaneously as a work, presentation and discussion space. Visitors can study test setups, sketches and objects and follow the development of the piece using concrete examples.
The artist installs a system that produces electrical power but at the same time stops the flow of energy, deforming its own power needs by charging and discharging itself. Nika Schmitt transforms the energetic processes generated by the system into continuously changing sounds and sound movements in the space.
Nika Schmitt presents her research results in detail in an artist talk on Friday, July 7th, 2023 at 7 p.m. at Meinblau Project Space, which will simultaneously serve as the opening of her experimental installation.
Nika Schmitt’s kinetic sculptures and installations are marked by a special combination of sound, electronics and mechanics. Her pieces focus on complex physical processes in a surprisingly simple and intuitive way. The questions she explores are universal and her artistic realizations are often humorously paired with sometimes wondrous mechanical procedures. »umwandler« is a sound installation that is technically based on the principle of the copper coil prevalent in electrical engineering.
read more: singuhr-projekte /nikaschmittumwandler
27.07. — 13.08.2023 Sound installation
Großer Wasserspeicher Prenzlauer Berg
Belforter Straße, 10405 Berlin
Open: Wed — Sun from 2-8pm
Opening: 26.07.2023, 7pm
Admission Experimental exhibition: free
Admission Großer Wasserspeicher: 6€ / 3€
Organized by singuhr e.v.
Funded by Initiative Neue Musik Berlin e.V., Arts Council Luxembourg, Bezirksamt Pankow von Berlin (Amt für Weiterbildung und Kultur, Fachbereich Kunst und Kultur), Musikfonds, die Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien, Botschaft des Erzherzogtums Luxemburg. With the kind support of Meinblau e.V. and Förderband e.V. Kulturinitiative Berlin.