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Planetarium, Hamburg - DE

October 27, 2018

William will be performing with Evelina Domnitch & Dmitry Gelfand at Neue Kunst für Planetarien in Hamburg on October 27th.

Tickets are available here

In “10000 Peacock Feathers in Foaming Acid”, Domnitch and Gelfand with William Basinski use laser light to scan the surfaces of nucleating and dissipating soap bubble clusters. Unlike ordinary light, the laser’s focused beam is capable of crawling through the micro and nano structures within a bubble’s skin. When aimed at specific angles, this penetrating light generates a large-scale projection of molecular interactions as well as mind-boggling phenomena of non-linear optics. Bubble behavior viewed in such proximity evokes the dynamics of living cells – the lipid membranes of which are direct chemical descendants of soap films.