Born 1974 in Oppenau/Black Forest, is a conceptual artist and composer known for his large installations in public space–often realized in collaboration with leading scientific institutions around the world. The question about space is the golden thread running through his oeuvre, which is expressed by the projective translation of objects into shadows by the medium of light, his fascination with the nocturnal firmament, or the creation of sound environments using space as a synthesizer. Most of Roth’s works can be considered as a plea for a “physics of art”, as they demonstrate the physical dimension of phenomena that also affects the body.
The image series projected on the floor is a sequence of fluorescence microscope images scaled by the factor of 20.000. Here you can follow the flux of the yellow coloured
This image noise inspired conceptually the translation of the data into sound. The basis of the composition is white noise, which everybody knows from old TVs. This noise is filtered in a certain frequency range, which is varied by the base frequency and the width of the frequency band. The base frequency changes according to the activity in the corresponding area.
- SMART>SOSLund, SwedenSub-sub-Microbiological Art Research & Technology goes to Self-Organizing Synthesizer
Localization: Lund, SE
The idea of the project is that biomolecular machines, each only a few billionth of a meter (nanometers) in size, can solve problems by moving through a nanofabricated network of channels designed to represent a mathematical algorithm; an approach we termed “network-based biocomputation”. Whenever the biomolecules reach a junction in the network, they either add a number to the sum they are calculating or leave it out. That way, each biomolecule acts as a tiny computer with processor and memory. While an individual biomolecule is much slower than a current computer, they are self-assembling so that they can be used in large numbers, quickly adding up their computing power. Specific challenges are (1) to design error-free junctions, (2) to multiply the number of biomolecules to adapt to the difficulty of the problem, (3) to tag the biomolecules to know which path they have taken through the network.