Carsten Nicolai is one of the most important figures of the international artistic panorama. His work moves between contemporary art and electronic music and he always tries to make these two fields interact the one with the other. He realizes for Volume! a project named 334m/s in which sound and vision merge creating a sinestetic experience. The work, a real experiment, is a plexiglass double structure in which a flame gradually burns the gas inside the box. The flame burns with a velocity that is faster than the velocity of sound and each time it creates a new specific sound. 334m/s is a sort of prototype of a new instrument able to generate a sound springing out from the combustion high velocity. In his previous installations, Carsten Nicolai has already used elements like water, ice and smoke. These elements create dissolves, rarefied atmospheres, vanishing and temporary structures, and they allow the artist to create conditions always mirroring a sound situation. At
Volume! the artist tries to stimulate the perception of the work through giving to sound and image the same intensity. In his work visual and sound perceptions merge thanks to his using of a minimalist grammar that contributes to encourage steady confrontation between the music and visual art.