dunkles Blau mit hellen Stellen, die an Wasser erinnern
© Chelsea Leventhal

Chelsea Leventhal – Lost Times

With the sound and light installation “Lost Times” sound artist Chelsea Leventhal highlights the experience of the change of seasons and daylight savings time in Körnerpark as a microcosm of a greater confrontation with presence and absence, action and inaction, and light and darkness.

Under the southeast stairs of the entrance to Körnerpark at the end of Rübelandstrasse, evening passersby happen upon a composition of sound and image. Referencing the park’s fountain, drained for the winter, sounds of rushing water emerge from inside the mechanical room under the stairs. There are moments in which recordings of everyday life made in the neighborhood can also be detected, and others where the sound composition seems to threaten to dissolve into white noise. The light emerging from the room takes on different connotations in combination with the sound, from possible evidence of human activity or the sinister presence of computer and TV screens to simply an apparition of the fountain itself, hibernating for the winter.