Beginning on 17 November 2017, the Jewish Museum Berlin will be presenting res·o·nant, a new light and sound installation by the Düsseldorf-based concept artist Mischa Kuball. Across 350 square meters of the Rafael Roth Gallery, in the basement of the Daniel Libeskind building, visitors will traverse a three-dimensional multi-part installation that will also be shown in public spaces in Berlin through summer 2019.
In the first phase of the project, a site-specific light and sound installation by Mischa Kuball will be shown in three of the four Voids that traverse the museum building. These gaps are the most significant architectural elements of the building, which opened in 2001 and whose materiality and impact Kuball is now exploring.
In the 24-meter-tall spaces, rotating projectors will cast light fields shaped like the Voids’ blueprints on the walls and ceilings. Spinning mirror elements and stroboscopic flashes are designed to spark “resonance between architecture and skin,” says Mischa Kuball, describing res·o·nant.
The installation’s sound component consists of 60-second audio clips that accompany the rotating projections. These pieces of music were chosen from an open call for original works submitted by composers, musicians, DJs, and producers.
In the second phase of the project, in 2018, there will be performances and concerts at the Jewish Museum Berlin as well as various interventions in public space. Again, the Voids’ blueprints of the Voids will be brought outdoors to draw attention to the art installation in urban gathering places, transcending the physical boundaries of the museum.