Original art installation with MiniTec profile systemArt & Culture Festival "It isn't happening" 06. September 2021
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"It isn't happening" - certainly a somewhat unconventional name for an event. But it was precisely under this title "It isn't happening" that an art & culture festival took place in Nürnberg at the end of July. One of the participants was art student Simon Schallé, who is passionate about designing light installations and concepts for event venues.

The young artist presented his latest creation "Caustic Shards" to the audience. For the project, Simon Schallé collaborated with the sound designer Zoe Mahlau from Frankfurt and the Nürnberg visual artist Tobias Rauch. The idea behind the exhibited object is to reinterpret the history of the material used - visually, graphically as well as through sound. The object is the former ceiling cladding of a logistics center, made of polished aluminum surfaces.

The area measures four by four meters and is divided into 42 squares consisting of polished aluminum elements. The structure was implemented using the MiniTec Alu profile system. This made it possible to keep the weight low - an important aspect, as the system was suspended from the ceiling at a height of 4 meters. The projector, placed centrally under the mirror surface, shines light from below onto the aluminum mirrors, causing the light to be reflected into the room at the appropriate angle. Because the light source is an animation, it is possible to selectively control the points where the light is refracted. In addition, the projected video animation could be controlled by the tilt angles of the mirror surface.

For Simon Schallé, there was no question that the MiniTec profile construction kit was used for the project: "In order to make the installation as mobile, flexible and, above all, lightweight as possible, the 45 profile system from Minitec was quickly chosen. Especially with the size of four by four meters, it provides the necessary stability to make the construction torsion-resistant. The connecting elements can also be attached flexibly in just a few steps. More exhibitions are planned, so the modular design of this system pays off."

The artist was quickly able to win MiniTec over for his project: "To my enthusiasm, my rather special requirements were met with open ears from the very first conversation. This quickly led to lively communication and a design drawing to clarify all the details down to the last detail. I was able to pick up the material myself at the Minitec branch in Zirndorf near Nuremberg. This was very important to me in order to also establish personal contact on site. Personally as well as professionally, Minitec was absolutely convincing for my artistic field."