Joe Ramirez

Visual Artist

Before the first note is played to open the Pierre Boulez Saal’s new season, the hall is silent for two months—allowing time to reflect, to consciously take in the quiet. The Gold Projections by American artist Joe Ramirez, an installation the Pierre Boulez Saal is home to on five weekends this August from sundown to 1 am, work their meditative spell in the silent space. Two massive golden disks, facing each other across the elliptical room, blend painting and the moving image in a fascinating visual and sensorial experience: in the dark, the gilded surface of Ramirez’s hand-crafted disks comes to magical life through high-resolution projections, reflecting visions, dreams, and memories.

In cooperation with Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB)


Vermilion (2019)
100 min

20 min

Somnium (2017)
120 min

We kindly ask all audience members to take off their shoes and use the socks provided before entering the hall. To ensure an undisturbed visit for all guests, we also request that cell phones be switched off and placed in the sealed bags provided by our staff.

Thank you for your cooperation and enjoy The Gold Projections!