…The light installation âFusionâ invites us to broaden our consciousness. It abducts us into a fully-fledged show that immerses the observer into a real-time synthesis of light, form, colour, sound and movement â a synthesis in which the observer loses himself, dissolving, then ultimately uniting with the artwork itself to create a common, new cosmos. Initially this bent, folded, silver-shining sculpture named âFusionâ consists merely of outer forms. But it also harbours an inner, hidden form, one that might be referred to as its âinner potentialâ. This reaches far beyond the visible. It is the energy, the attraction of this artwork, whose extended reach commands the space around it and seeks even to stretch beyond it. The extent of this becomes apparent through the movement of the rays of light that meet its surface and create dynamic light-paintings, light-clouds and light-worlds. As they do so, these rays consistently extend, modify and distort the sculptureâs external form. What had initially seemed so static and immutable is sounding out new frontiers all the time, revealing forms that flow and stream. The outer space suddenly consumes the observer, engulfing him to make him part of the artwork itself. The void is no longer a void. Everything hangs together, merges. Although essentially two-dimensional, the âGoldbubbleâ and âHushbubbleâ videos trick the observer into seeing three-dimensional, dancing, reflecting water worlds. Penetrated by magical clouds of energy, these are immersed in the meditative sound-worlds of composer Wolfgang Schmid, Bassist ofâ Passportâ , â worlds inhabited by light orbits and other light creations before they sink into the depths of a planetary universe, worlds which at the same time echo the holistic notion to represent the depths of oneâs own inner world. And finally there are the Snapshots. Created from such kaleidoscopic movements, these still-life photographs of âFusionâ, âGoldbubbleâ and âHushbubbleâ would have the observer believe that the âNowâ can be captured, that the eternal flow of time and spread of space can be halted. But can they really? Could this be the way things are? Or could they equally well be different? Our hopes for a conclusive answer to these questions will be in vain. With their claim to absolute freedom, these works categorically exclude any such possibility. After all, it is freedom that tells us things could be the way they are, but that they could equally well be different. The observer is left completely to his own devices.
Kat SchĂźtz, Sarasota Translation: Melanie Gridlestone, Munich
The Aspect Video
2012 White Bubble, Goldbubble, Aja
Sounds composed by Wolfgang Schmid
The Aspect Photography
60×85 cm, 150x200cm