The work touches the many aspects of water – The images are powerful and poetic, as is nature; ocean waves, waterfalls and glaciers are brought into Munich. Aqua – Silence offers a layered comprehension; the visual level involving form and colour and the shifting of these – the emotional – the intellectual and conceptual – time and timelessness …
The screens are located where Munich litterally meets the rural surrounding, a popular recreational area, with the river Isar flowing only a couple of hundred meters away. Meanwhile the automobile traffic towards the city centre flows constantly alongside the installation. This is where urban and rural meet, and simultaneously the nature and technology meet in the artwork, the high tech LED screens and sophisticated software meet the primal force and beauty of water in its many appearances, from droplets to glaciers.
The installation is the seventh of its kind to be presented at the SEVEN SCREENS – Osram Art Projects, since these were created in 2006. The seven steles with a height of six meters each and equipped with LED systems on both sides are based on the green between the OSRAM headquarters and the Mittlerer Ring in the south of Munich.
inauguration and first screening; April – November 2009.