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The work Aloop opens up a space for the sensual perception of a phenomenon that is always and everywhere present, but cannot be directly perceived without technical mediation: radioactive background radiation.

In a contemplative aesthetic and formally minimal way the work offers an easy access to an inherently difficult and ambivalent topic. It translates the detection of radioactive decay processes into ephemeral, moving light patterns by drawing a luminous torus of waves decaying into individual dots of light into the dark space and temporarily onto the viewer's retina.

The Aloop project was created together with Markus Hoffmann. In the years 2011 to 2012, several works and further developments of the work Aloop, first conceived for an exhibition at the ZKM, were created through various exhibitions. The project comprises the works Aloop, Aloop Net Tokyo Berlin and Aloop Tokyo Berlin. With Aloop Tokyo Berlin, the behavior of a work in Berlin was determined by the decay measurements of another work in the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, and vice versa. The impulses of the decay measurements of both exhibition venues, which were exchanged in real time via the Internet, were also permanently and everywhere traceable online in a parallel juxtaposition via a minimal graphic microsite.
Artwork Aloop Tokyo Berlin, 2011–2012
Material aluminium, stainless steel, carbon, leds, light conductive fabric, geiger counter, solenoid, power supplies, motor, various electronic parts, software, website
Dimensions 4 x 4 m x variable (w x d x h)
Collaboration with Markus Hoffmann