Nils Völker

Nils Völker, One Hundred and Eight, Summer/Autumn 2010.
Nils Völker, One Hundred and Eight, Summer/Autumn 2010.
Nils Völker, One Hundred and Eight, Summer/Autumn 2010.
Nils Völker, One Hundred and Eight, Summer/Autumn 2010.
Nils Völker, One Hundred and Eight, Summer/Autumn 2010.
Nils Völker, One Hundred and Eight, Summer/Autumn 2010.
Nils Völker, One Hundred and Eight, Summer/Autumn 2010.

Nils Völker is an artist and communication designer living and working in Berlin.

In 2004 he received a diploma from the Bauhaus University in Weimar. Afterwards he moved to Berlin where he started working self employed as communication designer.

In 2009, Nils Völker started the creation of artworks with the means of physical computing somewhere at the intersection of technology and art.

In June 2009 he realised an interactive installation for the exhibition „Makers & Spectators“ in the Netherlands that visualises the movement of the visitors eyes. Early in the year 2010 he built a machine that converts the sound of car engines into oil and light paintings. Later this year he realised the installation "One Hundred and Eight" mainly made from computer cooling fans and plasticbags.

In spring 2011 he realised the largest work until now. For the exhibition "Captured - a Homage to Light and Air" which he realised in close cooperation with his brother Sven Völker, he built a temporary installation that consisted out of 252 inflatable silver plastic bags.

Artist Statement

One Hundred and Eight is a wall-mounted installation created mainly from ordinary plastic bags. Each bag is instructed by a micro-controller to inflate and deflate using two computer cooling fans.