This spring the renowned multi-disciplinary artist Carsten Nicolai has created a site specific light installation for Siobhan Davies Studios
in South London . Made from neon tubes and mounted on the façade of the building, monitor serves as a link between the space within the building and the outside world.
As Carsten Nicolai says: Siobhan Davies Studios are interesting in that if you walk past the building, you have no idea what is happening inside. I thought this would give some idea. monitor is sound-controlled. When events occur inside, they are reflected in the light activity of the installation.
Carsten Nicolai (b. 1965, Germany ) is best known for his audio-visual installations and also performs under the pseudonym alva noto. As well as performing in clubs and concert halls, Nicolai presents his audio-visual works at museums including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Centre Pompidou in Paris and Tate Modern in London. He also collaborates with artists such as Ryuichi Sakamoto, Ryoji Ikeda, Blixa Bargeld and Michael Nyman. He lives and works in Germany.