Peak Performance (1999) Malmö

peak_performance_interipainted by children in the age 3-6 years

Installation with:
Children’s paintings, the sound from a grasshopper,
low pressure sodium light and IR controlled strobes.

Exhibit: In the group exhibition: ‘Kaduns’
coordinated by Malmö Art Academy, Malmö Music Academy and Artist Doug Ischar, Chicago, UIC.
Location: Peep Gallery, Rooseum (now closed), Malmö, Sweden

Notes:
In the autumn of 1999 I recorded the sound from a grasshopper in  the countryside of Malmö.  The sound appealed to me in the various meanings of destroyed or undestroyed and artificial or natural. The children’s paintings became an opposite element to the low pressure sodium light that only has a peak in the spectrum of 589.0nm – 589.6nm producing a monochrome environment. I wanted to keep the age of the children quite low as an indexical element of their positive interests in colour and composition. The strobes acted as a link between the paintings, light and the sound.


when the flashes went on it looked like this, detail from wall:

PEAK_Vagg_farg_gul-CS5copy

when the flashes where off (most of the time) it looked like this, detail from wall:PEAK_Vagg_farg_gul-CS5-flash-offthe long forms with tentacles are supposed to be grasshoppers

Documents:
English, pdf >>>

Thanks to (titles in 1999):
Emil Welin at Philips Light Sweden
Stinus Patel, artist, Denmark, Copenhagen
Doug Ischar, Artist, Professor, USA, Chicago and Los Angeles