Sensible rote Punkte (Sensitive Red Dots) (1989) – Peter Vogel

Peter Vogel

The LEDs react to sound; they flicker like an amplitude graph. When the noise stops, the last two activated LEDs continue to shine.

Peter Vogel’s sound sculptures are transparent. They permit a glimpse into the way they are constructed. Sensible rote Punkte also follows the aesthetics of a circuit diagram. Yet the electronic programming is opaque, offering scope for speculation and interpretations. What reactions does the visitor’s behavior trigger? To which sounds and noises are the red dots of light reacting? In his interactive sculptures, Peter Vogel investigates social modes of behavior and puts the emphasis on the interaction between human being and machine.


Further works in the exhibition

Römischer Turm (Roman Tower) (1989)
Zwitschermaschine „Auf und ab“ (Twittering Machine “Up and Down”) (1988)
Grüne Lichtpunkte (Green Points of Light) (1984)

Abb.: © ZKM | Karlsruhe, Foto: Steffen Harms