Carsten Nicolai

Exhibition at EIGEN + ART Berlin
Posted by Gestalten—04/2013

EIGEN + ART showcases Nicolai's multi-media installation crt mgn.

Inspired by his own performance from 2007 on the occasion of honouring Nam June Paik, Carsten Nicolai now varied crt mgn as an installation. The title goes back to its two major components: a cathode ray tube, crt, and a magnet, mgn. Their interaction resulting in a distorted and unsteady image on a TV screen is furthermore dependent on a pendulum holding the magnet and putting it in an unpredictable movement. 

Gestalten has continued to publish the works of Carsten Nicolai, documenting the artist's interest in visual compositions and grid systems. Besides a lexicon on visual patterns, an exploration of the moiré effect, and cyclo. id, a volume on the visualization of sound, a recent book entitled syn chron has just been released last month.

Image Credits: Carsten Nicolai, crt mgn, 2013. Invitation card, EIGEN + ART.

syn chron

by Carsten Nicolai
Posted by Gestalten—07/2013
Carsten Nicolai brings art, architecture, and music together in one inventive project.
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cyclo. id

Posted by Gestalten—11/2014
The visualization of sound presented in book form and accompanied by a CD-ROM by Ryoji Ikeda and Carsten Nicolai.
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Grid Index

Posted by Gestalten—01/2014
A visual lexicon of two-dimensional grids and patterns indexed systematically - included CD with vector data.
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Moiré Index

Posted by Gestalten—08/2013
The beauty of interferences presented as a book and on an included CD.
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Carsten Nicolai

A little grid more
Posted by Gestalten—05/2009

Carsten Nicolai is one of the most renowned artists working at the intersection of art and science and infamous for his minimalist approach.

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“You Have To Be an All-Rounder to Start on Your Own.”

Naomi Bijlfeld on the geometry of the OFORM jewelry collection and what it takes to make it as an independent designer.
Posted by Gestalten—11/2014

Joost Grootens

On Creative Mapping and Editorial Design
Posted by Gestalten—11/2014

The Neck Pouch Gets a Makeover

An Interview with Early’s Designer Valerie Sietzy
Posted by Gestalten—11/2014

Introducing Original Man

An Interview with Patrick Grant
Posted by Gestalten—11/2014

Recent Book Releases

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Original Man on GQ Magazine.

Alphabetics recommended on Publishers Weekly. "A modish alphabet book that delights in sophisticated, alliterative language...a vocabulary lesson for budding logophiles."

The Craft and the Makers recommended as the tip of the day on schöner- wohnen.de on October 6.

Visual Families featured in the November issue of PAGE. "Dieses ebenso unterhaltsame wie amüsante Wimmelbuch trägt ... Serien zusammen, ob Variationen aufs Thema Bartfrisuren, 80er-Jahre-Mixtapes (oder) die berühmtesten Sonnenbrillen aus Filmen wie Lolita oder The Big Lebowski."

The Outsiders recommended in ramp style's October issue. "Draußen ist das neue 'in'".

The Outsiders, Out of the Blue and The Chamber of Curiosity in étapes issue #221.

Wunderkammern in the fall issue of Diva Wohnen. "Wohn-sinn."

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