Nouman 2017 Runway set

Built project
LOCATION: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
ARCHITECTS: Teratoma Productions
VOICE: Lekuona
MUSIC: Hugo Alonso


The color temperature of a light source is the temperature of an ideal black-body radiator that radiates light of comparable hue to/ of the same colour asthat of the light source. Color temperature is a characteristic of visible light that has important applications in lighting, photography, videography, publishing, manufacturing, astrophysics, horticulture, and other fields.

1800 Kelvin is the color temperature of love when two boys have sex for the first time by candlelight.

2000 Kelvin is the color temperature of the dead body on an anatomy table painted by Rembrandt in late 1632.

5780 Kelvin is the color temperature of a sunny day at a crowded beach in Benidorm and 4100 Kelvin is the color temperature of the same sun reflected on the moon’s surface seen from the other side of the planet.

1000 K is the temperature of terror measured during the first seconds of the atomic explosion in 1945 when Little Boy touched the earth.

5000 K is the color temperature used by Godard when Camile stopped loving Paul on the rooftop of Casa Malaparte in minute 58 of Le Mepris.

Love and hate, death and sun, all are part of a color temperature spectrum. Today we are here at 3000 Kelvins and we will never be like that again.