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An immersive spatial installation exploring the theme of collision.

Possibly Colliding Installation

“Possibly Colliding” is an immersive spatial installation representing the collision of objects in time and space.

Designed originally for The Barbican Centre in London, the construction can be adapted to multiple spaces and themes via the sound produced and the sequence of its movement. Spectators perceive the acceleration of two objects that are anticipated to crash in a constantly shifting and recurring cycle. Two counter-rotating arms on a large tripod achieve this to great effect. The light and sound emitted from the ends of the rotating arms emphasize the movement, speed and attraction of the climactic process. The constant revolution of the two individual arms creates a phase-shifting impression, and its fast movement naturally modulates the generated sound that is emitted by the arms: Loudness changes, phase shifts and Doppler effects occur.

The installation is shown at the public foyer of the Barbican Centre in London from July 1st until September 1st 2016.

Comissioned by the Barbican Art Gallery
Sounddesign by Ben Lukas Boysen
Images by Klaus Frahm

We would like to thank Nils Frahm and Felix Grimm, Sebastian Singwald, Matthias H. Franz Hahn, Marvin Frank, Chris Sharp and the whole barbican team especially Tim Bifield, Pheona Kidd, Sidd Khajuria and Matt Fidler.