carsten nicolai

scaler (maßstabsbildner)

site-specific installation for hendrik christian andersen museum, rome
three rotating lasers, special lensed glasses
scaler (maßstabsbildner)

in reaction to the monumental sculptures on display in the studio room of museo hendrik christian andersen, the work sclaer (maßstabsbildner) wants to pose the question of scale and proportion. the space will be equipped with three rotating lasers that constantly project a line in the room (on the sculptures, the walls, etc.) which is the average height of a european (approx. 175 cm). to observe the almost invisible beams emitted by the lasers, the audience will be provided with special lensed glasses that enable the viewer to clearly see the whole plan created by the lasers throughout the space. human scale and the scale of the sculptures are put into contrast.