Christian Gonzenbach

Before the Heaven’s Gate

Before the Heaven’s Gate, 2011

Steel, mirror, laser

440 x 400 x 400 cm


This installation, with a steel frame as its anchoring body, consists of a device made up of some 40 mirrors that are all responsible for operating the trajectory of a laser beam, resulting in a formulation of a cobweb-like weave reminiscent of a dream catcher. Simultaneously, the dust particles in the exhibition space are “caught” and detected in their passage through the light the dream catcher emits thus mystically and metaphorically turning into dreams that eyes can catch.