The Seventeen installation by Nils Völker consists out of seventeen white cushions made from Tyvek hanging above the visitors heads in the exhibition “Scheinwerfer” at the Kunstmuseum Celle. Each cushion is selectively inflated and deflated in controlled rhythms by small fans.
Combined with the selective illumination of the cushions this leads to wavelike movements along the space guiding visitors into the upper floor of the exhibition. Seventeen appears like a living work that emits its own breath.
Since 2010, Nils Völker has been designing large installations half-way between technology and art, in which he programmes the rhythm of the air which inflates and deflates large cushions made of dustbin bags or other materials.