Carsten Nicolai - Phillips x Artsy: Summer School 2018 New York Thursday, June 28, 2018 | Phillips
  • Description

    "The basis of milch (milk) is a series of experiments, which examine the relationship between order and disorder by means of a surface of liquid that is under the influence of different frequency-oscillations. in the test series, milk was exposed to sinus waves ranging from 10 to 150 hz. sound, almost imperceptible to the ear, appears in this test series as a permanently moving visual structure. herein the direct interrelation between acoustic signals and visual patterns becomes visible. lower frequencies make liquids start to move. dependent on the frequency, different patterns of movement appear. this complex phenomenon causes an interaction of regular and chaotic patterns that can also be compared with acoustic signal interference in a three-dimensional space." Carsten Nicolai

  • Provenance

    Galerie EIGEN+ART, Berlin
    ISSUE Project Room Benefit, New York, September, 2008
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Literature

    Nicolai Carsten, Carsten Nicolai: fades, Chemnitz, 2007, pp. 12, 16 (illustrated)
    Gerd Harry Lybke and Carsten Nicolai, eds., Carsten Nicolai: parallel lines cross at infinity, Berlin, 2015, pp. 128, 136, 282 (illustrated)


milch 75 hz (from milch)

signed and dated "Carsten Nicolai 2000" on the reverse
Lambda print, mounted to aluminum
23 5/8 x 19 5/8 in. (60 x 50 cm.)
Executed in 2000.

$3,000 - 4,000 

Sold for $2,500

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Phillips x Artsy: Summer School 2018

Online Auction 28 June - 11 July 2018