Mischa Kuball «Space-Speech-Speed» 1998.


Mischa Kuball, Space-Speech-Speed 1, 1998
Space-Speech-Speed, 1998
Collection Zentrum für Internationale Lichtkunst, Unna.

A large sphere covered with a mosaic of countless tiny mirrors revolves unendingly in the middle of a darkened room. Letters forming the words «Space-Speech-Speed» are projected onto the convex surface of sphere which then breaks them into fragments as it reflects them onto the walls of the room.
Mischa Kuball, Space-Speech-Speed 2, 1998
Space-Speech-Speed, 1998
Collection Zentrum für Internationale Lichtkunst, Unna.

The letters seem to dart futively across the walls, stretched, bent, and totally isolated from their context, hovering in space, mysteriously appearing and disappearing like the proverbial writing on the wall, the indecipherable transcription of a meaning which cannot assume any form, for movement itself is its form.
Scattered reflections locked in an ever recurring cycle, reflections which dissolve form, confuse meaning and yet, through their very action of fragmenting, give us an inkling of a new cosmic order: a mutating dance of disparate elements, the sheer movement of warped space on the brink of infinity. ~ Karin Stempel.

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