MARC BEHRENSNEWSBIOMUSICARTWORKSTEXTBANDCAMPYOUTUBECONTACT
1996
Black Box / Light Box
light and sound installation
(Selektion, Frankfurt, Germany)

This installation was built for the event «Licht», curated by Achim Wollscheid and Charly Steiger.
The Black Box contains two heating spirals, and was clad in thermographic paper. When the heat is switched on, the paper changes its colour.
The Light Box contains several light bulbs, and can be opened to produce a light pattern in the space.
Both boxes hung from the ceiling and were wired with contact microphones to transmit the small cracks of the steel plates expanding when heated up.
Heat and light were interpreted to be two different aspects of the same kind of energy.