The room is illuminated by yellow monofrequency light. In contrast to ordinary white light containing the full colour spectrum, it consists of a single wavelength at the yellow end of the spectrum. The room appears colorless because the light reduces all the other colours to a scale comprised of yellow. On the other hand, everything stands out with crystal sharpness because there is far less information than usual for the eye to process. After a while, the eye compensates for this deficiency by generating an excess of the missing primaries of red and blue – which together yield violet. So when we move on into the adjacent space we begin by seeing everything as imbued with violet.
The 14th edition of the CTM Festival will take place from 28 January - 3 February 2013. Under the title, The Golden Age, the Festival this time seeks to reflect on the over abundance of music in the modern world and its consequences for individuals, aesthetics, politics and the economy.
The festival will take place at the HAU theatre, Berghain, Stattbad, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, as well as the historic Funkhaus Nalepastrasse, home of the DDR National Broadcasting Corporation until 1990.