Chris Salter

art / design / research / writing

Installation / Environment

Atmosphere_Glasmoog is a reworking of the 2012 installation Atmosphere for the Glasmoog gallery at the Künsthochschule für Medien, Cologne, under the context of the international symposium “The Timing of Affect,” held in June 2013. As the name for a series of room- sized environments combining light, barely perceivable sound, infrared heat, scent and haze, Atmosphere is an experience that subtly shifts between between dense overload and contemplative reflection. Visitors to the installation encounter a space of surfaces, sounds, smells and feelings that are barely there and then suddenly envelop the perceiver in what architecture critic Mark Wigley calls “an architecture of atmosphere” – a sensuous climate of ephemeral, tangibly felt effects. Crossing between architecture and the senses, Atmosphere explores the new sensorial experiences generated by our increasingly technically shaped milieus.


Glasmoog Gallery, Künsthochschule für Medien, Cologne, Germany


Direction/Installation/Light/Sound: Chris Salter
Collaboration (Mitarbeit): Harry Smoak