raster-noton. archiv für ton und nichtton : carsten nicolai | r-n137 | zone | 10" vinyl

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r-n137 | carsten nicolai. zone | 10" vinyl

the work zone was specifically created for an exhibition by carsten nicolai at base progretti per l’arte in florence, italy, in 2007. a sound installation, little objects and the nicolai’s traces series were combined to a room installation, which pays tribute to andrej tarkovskij's 1979 film 'stalker'. in the film the zone is a site, in which every dream comes true, a mental and physical site, which has no identity but is able to contain all the identities at the same time. the room installation was an attempt to transport these ideas into a setting to question the usual states of perception.

the sound presented on this vinyl edition is edited from the soundtrack of the installation. it consists of a stereo signal of undulating white noise with its two single channels playing inverted phases. under ideal circumstances this can lead to a complete cancellation of sound (please note: in order to be able to cut the sound on vinyl it was necessary to eliminate specific cross phasings).

white vinyl, 10“, limited edition 500

release date: 2011-08-04

media: 10" vinyl

label: recothings & zona archives

image 1: carsten nicolai | r-n137 | zone | 10

tracks

zone 01 | 09:00
zone 02 | 09:00