carsten nicolai

portrait (series)

since 2004
magnetic tape, polyester, aluminum frame
260 x 200 cm
portrait (series)

as a first step of the work process a person is portrayed on video. the resulting tape is then stretched on a polyester-mounted panel. the tape runs in such great density side by side across the surface that the vertical line composition appears as a dense, mirroring tape structure that reflects the space in front of it. in the end the spheres of figurative and abstract principles meet evasively in a single work of art.