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Some Velvet Morning
Some Velvet Morning, 2009
glass, stainless steel, laboratory equipment, 200 x 120 x 60 cm
technological realisation: Thomas Seppi, Department of Radiotherapy and
Radiooncology, Medical University of Innsbruck
audio architecture: Peter Szely
exhibition view Planet Paradies, Galerie 401contemporary, Berlin 2009

The work quotes an experiment by the biochemist Stanley Miller from the nineteen-fifties: A “primordial soup,” made up of water, ammoniac, methane, hydrogen and carbon monoxide, is heated and bolts of lightning triggered inside the rising steam. The resulting processes bring forth essential building blocks of life, such as amino acids, which then are analysed by a chromatograph.The data thus achieved are finally interpreted acoustically by an audio architecture.