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:::: ZKM Events:
12/08/2004, Wed :: Andrés Burbano: Observations about Documents and Documentation
Studied are the concepts of an audio-visual genre based on the re-interpretation and new processing of audio-visual »documents.« The aim is to question whether the tranference of these concepts to digital information is at all possible due to its documentary character. The aspects to be observed are various methods such as archiving, interpreting, and processing of the material. Two concrete project examples will be presented: Quiasma and Ways of Neuron. The Quiasma group is supported by Canada’s Daniel Langlois foundation. The interdisciplinary media artist and researcher Andrés Burbano (*1973) is presently guest researcher at the ZKM | Institute for Basic Research.
[ZKM Lecture Hall, 7 p.m., Free admission (Lecture in English)]
12/09/2004, Thurs :: Exhibition Opening: Hans Kupelwieser
Along with Erwin Wurm and Franz West, Hans Kupelwieser presents post medial sculpture in which medias, materials, functions, and formulas are bound together in a new sculptural fabric. His works may look like photographs or sculptures, yet in reality they are pure conceptual art, as Rainer Metzger explains: »Kupelwieser removes a dimension from things. And even if this dimension is the second one.« With photograms, in photogram photos, through aluminum coatings, the artist gives back to simple things such as spaghetti, potatoes, and rice, or chairs, armchairs, and tables, that dimension which they lose in the constant effort to create a technically perfect reproduction. Thus the photogram of a series of various chairs first makes clear the relationship between things and light (Bar, 2001). The reality of the things seems precise, independent of their appearance. It is first the medial impression, the photogram, which allows us to clearly recognize the subject.
-> Thematic guided tour Sunday, 12 December 3 p.m.[registration: 0721-8100-1990]
[Exhibition Opening | ZKM_Museum for Contemporary Art | Projectionroom | Opening: Thurs, 12/09/2004, 7 pm | Exhibition: 12/10/2004-01/23/2005]
12/11/2004, Sat :: Concert: Karlheinz Stockhausen: Lightimages
The seven-part opera series »LICHT« by Karlheinz Stockhausen offers over 29 hours of music. The composer has been working on this project, certainly the largest in music history, since 1977. In the piece, Stockhausen has designed a gigantic presentation of the seven days of the week. The final piece in the series is the work »LICHT-BILDER,« which the artist finished in June 2003.
After a successful premiere in Donaueschingen, the finale to Stockhausen’s series will now be presented at ZKM. At the center of the staging are five musicians, four of whom not only play but also set the music in motion according to a choreography written into the score. The stage area, through which the instrumentalists move, comprises light sculptures from the stage designer Johannes Conen. The staging generates an impressive crossing between sound, sound projection, and visual sphere, in which the music becomes the starting point for a total synaesthetic experience. The visual components for the presentation were newly developed at the ZKM_Institute for Visual Media, and the musical realization was worked out in part at the ZKM_Institute for Music and Acoustics.
[Concert | ZKM_Media Theatre | 5 + 8 pm | Saturday 11 December 2004, 5 pm and 8 pm | Admission €35/€25]