Kohlberger uses digital-projection technology in a radical way. Through impulses and waves of pure light, the intentional overload of the human perception apparatus leads to visual impressions that appear exclusively in the literal »eye of the beholder«. Layers of noise, drones and stroboscopic lights unfold a sense of the infinite, which fascinates him both as the ultimate abstraction and because it is inveterately fuzzy. Image surface and image space meld into a consciousness in which categories such as being and non-being, material and immaterial appear obsolete.
This performance falls within the Zin Ex: Body and Architecture exhibition’s programme of activities. In addition, on 18 September Rainer Kohlberger will give a masterclass on his creative process at Medialab, sign up here if you are interested.