by leo on September 23, 2012
by leo on September 17, 2012
Wed, 19.09.2012, 22h @ Schmiede (Boiler Room)
Just back from NY we are heading directly to the wonderful Schmiede where we will show a version of our latest AV installation “Cloud Chamber Diaries”.
Would be lovely to see you there!
Pernerinsel, Mauttorpromenade 7, 5400 Hallein, Austria
by leo on September 3, 2012
AGAINST THE SPECIALIST
Austrian Cultural Forum NYC
exhibition opening on Wednesday SEP 12
5pm-6pm artist talks
6pm-8pm opening reception
10pm afterparty, Le Poisson Rouge
Our new work “Cloud Chamber Diaries” is part of the exhibiton “Against the Specialist” at the Austrian Cultural Forum NYC, alongside Konrad Becker, John Brill, Tina Franks / Florian Hecker, Robert Howsare, Rainer Kohlberger, Kurt Kren, Claudia Märzendorfer, Gerald Moser
Cloud Chamber Diaries
by Depart 2012
2 channel video installation, Full HD, 10’40″
Camera: Andreas Waldschuetz, Hair & Make Up: Jasmin Simak, commissioned by ACFNY
1) that which is out of itself
I thought aloud as a cloud could
like thickets of light would
and noticing not a thing.
a thing which around itself settles into an opposite that has not been there before the thing has been there, although afterwards already seems like having existed before.
Before I notice what sinks behind me, from where I can, but won’t look at it, it would seem quite deliberate, is not and moves on, or not, I know [before I notice].
What it takes is circles of circles, but what for is not entirely made clear from being held in a spot – a spot of circumstantial lack of attraction leading to an avoidance leading to an absence that is me from behind again and not watching what is and stays there maybe watching me or being itself unable to what I am unable to, settled, and not doing the doable deliberately and therefore itself creating this blank out of nothing out of a circumstantial ignorance, a gaze unmet by chance, sinks.
2) the escalation of causality
a considerable condensation of nightlight
thickens into mist (gist of the latter)
The light weight of eyes upon me
night watch sight seeding
the obscene unseenery
3) that which faces
falling and failing to fall at all.
eyes look watching at me,
I see stares gazing through solids,
I scrutinize glimpses
observer of the obverse
in rows of mirrors
like facets of faucets
I’m tracking (signs of) symmetric trickery,
in looking glass zeroes,
and few rear view mimicry in reflective sur-face fades, fake face assertions,
that appear to object to closures
a trick of inside mirrors, clearly
make objects disappear closer than they really aren’t
by leo on März 29, 2012
.– .- -.- .
Fast asleep and fastened by wakes
Sending signal songs
The atlas of broken waves
The archive of insides
(a drowning ocean)
The index of sunken things
As if rivers run through me
As if flood fills me
As if birds bear messages
Calling the local observer
Enemies of eternity
Calling whatever may disappear here
Calling it a night
Beware of the sirens
video installation, 16m x 2m panorama, commissioned by sound:frame festival
made with unity3d
by leo on März 29, 2012
by leo on Januar 9, 2012
Delta Aurigae is an installation which deals with the periodic coalescence of opposite aggregate states, based on and structured by the rhythm of a double star system like the constellation Auriga.
A world populated by meanders and monoliths, meteors and menhirs that draws inspiration from ancient astrology which was using rock formations and natural objects to decipher the universe and measure it’s cycles.
Delta Aurigae is a hybrid between installation and performance, a stage with a life of its own. In idle mode it shows a slow and majestic flow like a glacier, where fringes blur and relations vanish.
A monolith itself, Delta Aurigae is a 4.5m high triangle with a real-time projection.
Made with VVVV & Reaktor.
o-O-orbiting the delta skelta
In merry barycenter go-rounds.
Let’s build a whole city of glass houses, only a stone’s throw away
To regard the light night sky, dive drown
Dissolving vis-à-vis-viva equators
In our monolitheral observatory.
We will, we will…
by leo on Oktober 6, 2011
Glyph is a projection sculpture with references to ritual monuments such as obelisks or stelas. It deals with cyclic change and constantly regenerates itself. An alphabet based on fundamental geometric shapes (rectangle, circle and triangle) acts as an communication device as well as a pure aesthetic element. All texts displayed are permanently evolving and restructured based on linguistic rules.
The installation runs in realtime – the video shows a random segment recorded at schmiede 2011.
like man-high menhirs
one line unbroken
heading for a fold
in the ministry of mist
a high official locks the primary gate
seals it thoroughly with wax
as he does every evening
thinking about molten rocks
and flocks therof
fold what you have at hand
for a fold creates a separation that is an union that is a divide that is a joint
for nothing is ever so insisting as an unbridged gap
the atoms’ of words nightly fission
A Kohen’s head leaking
kowtow prostration high I rise downlift
in steadfast decline
loose faith and lost face
An arbitrary figure
crouched in covered crevices
calmed by the superiority of imaginary numbers
low tower password
tear open a portable peakhole
flood it with a froth of (moth) light
Down the lightwell, white
like loitering in literal tunnelfunnels
for it may be found not on the surface but within
not on the peak but above
not on the ground but underneath
and towers piercing the earth
for every pit you dig, erect a mountain
humbly construct folds, to create in-between spaces
and aptly distortions -
then hide whole chunks of space within its pleats
and time , what else
a room for concealment, unlonged for.
a realm subject to
by leo on September 18, 2011
We are currently working on Glyph to be presented together with Δ Aurigæ at
by leo on Juli 5, 2011
A midlight sun dialling.
One finds night (daily)
In roughly hewn shards afterwards.
Abraded amongst tectonic all-time blocks
It’s yet a shadow, that marks the clocks.
A wake of sleep washes over one
In my unrestlessness mass.