LIGHT

20.04.-31.12.2017


Curated by: Elisabeth Fiedler

 

Plex Noir / Ressource Licht

Opening: 21.04.2017, 8 pm at Joanneumsviertel

Performance: 21.04.2017, 7 pm at Joanneumsviertel

 

Brigitte Kowanz

Opening: 27.04.2017, 7 pm, Palais Herberstein, Sackstraße 16

 

Info project: +43-316/8017-9265

Info press: +43-316/8017-9211 or DDI -9213

presse@museum-joanneum.at


Plex Noir / Ressource Light

After the successful light works in public space in Graz in 2015, the Institute for Art in Public Space Styria – following the initiative of Christian Buchmann, State Cultural Counsellor – is focusing specially on the theme of light in 2017.

 

The artists’ collective Plex Noir has developed an interactive light and sound installation for the Joanneum Quarter, the intention being to create a discourse with the Joanneum courtyard as a location of urban life. Passers-by influence the projection both directly and indirectly, whereby the realisation both in sound and visual terms is based on physical and biological phenomena, and is computer-generated. The projections are influenced by the visitors’ mobile phones in two ways: by the devices’ radiowaves being received and reflected on the one hand, and by direct influence being exerted on the installation via a simple interface, on the other.

 

Several works by artists on the theme Resource Light will be on show in Graz’s inner city, including those of Werner Reiterer, Manfred Erjautz and Liddy Scheffknecht. The history of the development of light in urban areas is covered, as is the discovery and growing awareness of various speeds of light and sound, or the mutual effects of space and time. The irritation factor of shadow as ‘non-light’ is thematised; likewise the marking of specific places by means of self-charging fluorescent colours. The theme of a 24-hour working world, in which light is the constant companion, is taken up, with visitors being made aware of the phenomenon of the transition from consciousness to sleep. To heighten perception, the continuously changing colours of the sky are ‘controlled’ and experienced more directly by means of a colour spectrum.

Brigitte Kowanz

The investigation of space, light and language forms the nucleus of the work of internationally renowned Austrian artist Brigitte Kowanz, who will represent Austria at the Venice Biennale in 2017 along with Erwin Wurm. Kowanz has developed a specific work for the entrance area of the museum in the Palais Herberstein, which opens up the hallway optically, making it more of an experience as a result. The subtle and yet memorable work reflects the artist’s interaction with this architecture that is important both in art history, and history more broadly.

[Translate to English:] Die Projekte

[Translate to English:] Das Institut für Kunst im öffentlichen Raum Steiermark widmet sich 2017 dem Thema Licht. Dazu werden acht Künstler/innen bzw. Künstlergruppen jeweils ein Projekt in der Inneren Stadt von Graz umsetzen.


Das Künstlerkollektiv Plex Noir (D) erarbeitete für das Joanneumsviertel eine interaktive Licht- und Klanginstallation, deren Intention die Auseinandersetzung mit dem Hof des Joanneums als Ort städtischen Lebens ist. Im Innenstadtraum von Graz werden mehrere Arbeiten von Kunstschaffenden wie Atelier van Lieshout (NL), Atisuffix (IT), Manfred Erjautz (A), Werner Reiterer (A), Liddy Scheffknecht (A) und Johannes Vogl (D) zum Thema „Ressource Licht“ zu sehen sein.

Für den Eingangsbereich des Museums im Palais Herberstein entwickelt Brigitte Kowanz (A) eine spezifische permanente Arbeit, die das Entree optisch öffnet und entsprechend erfahrbar macht.

[Translate to English:]

Bildmaterial

 

Die honorarfreie Veröffentlichung ist nur in Zusammenhang mit der Berichterstattung über das Projekt gestattet. Wir ersuchen Sie, die Fotografien vollständig und nicht in Ausschnitten wiederzugeben. Bitte betiteln Sie die Fotografien nach den beigestellten Angaben.

Material


Atelier van Lieshout, „Pulse Lamp Graz“, 2017,
Atelier van Lieshout, „Pulse Lamp Graz“, 2017,

© Atelier van Lieshout


Atelier van Lieshout-Pulse Lamp Graz.jpg (1.08 MB)

Brigitte Kowanz, „M“, 2017,
Brigitte Kowanz, „M“, 2017,

© Studio Brigitte Kowanz


Brigitte Kowanz M.jpg (1.24 MB)

Michael Erjautz, „Sculptural Acupuncture“, 1999/2017,
Michael Erjautz, „Sculptural Acupuncture“, 1999/2017,

© Michael Erjautz


Erjautz-Skulpturale Akupunktur.jpg (2.1 MB)

Plex Noir, „Real-time studies“, 2017,
Plex Noir, „Real-time studies“, 2017,

© Plex Noir


Plex Noir-Echtzeitstudien.jpg (0.63 MB)

Werner Reiterer, „See that Sound! Heart hat Image!“, 2017,
Werner Reiterer, „See that Sound! Heart hat Image!“, 2017,

© Werner Reiterer


Reiterer-See that Sound.jpg (0.9 MB)

Liddy Scheffknecht, „Untitled (Mica)", 2013,
Liddy Scheffknecht, „Untitled (Mica)", 2013,

© Liddy Scheffknecht


Scheffknecht-Ohne Titel Mica .jpg (2.82 MB)

Johannes Vogl, „Cyanometer – All the Colors of the Sky", 2017,
Johannes Vogl, „Cyanometer – All the Colors of the Sky", 2017,

Photo: KiöR/Universalmuseum Joanneum


Vogl-Cyanometer.jpg (2.05 MB)

Installation view "Melatonin Carillon_Exercise#1" Atisuffix
Installation view "Melatonin Carillon_Exercise#1" Atisuffix

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Ansicht-Atisuffix-1.jpg (2.05 MB)

Installation view "Melatonin Carillon_Exercise#1" Atisuffix
Installation view "Melatonin Carillon_Exercise#1" Atisuffix

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Ansicht-Atisuffix-2.jpg (1.92 MB)

Installation view "Sculptural Acupuncture" Manfred Erjautz
Installation view "Sculptural Acupuncture" Manfred Erjautz

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Ansicht-Erjautz-3.jpg (1.46 MB)

Installation view "Real-Time Studies" Plex Noir
Installation view "Real-Time Studies" Plex Noir

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Ansicht-Plex-Noir-1.jpg (2.36 MB)

Installation view "Real-Time Studies" Plex Noir
Installation view "Real-Time Studies" Plex Noir

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N.Lackner


Ansicht-Plex-Noir-2.jpg (2.08 MB)

Installation view "Real-Time Studies" Plex Noir
Installation view "Real-Time Studies" Plex Noir

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Ansicht-Plex-Noir-3.jpg (1.89 MB)

Installation view "Real-Time Studies" Plex Noir
Installation view "Real-Time Studies" Plex Noir

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Ansicht-Plex-Noir-4.jpg (2.04 MB)

Atisuffix, „Melatonin Carillon_Exercise #1“, 2017,
Atisuffix, „Melatonin Carillon_Exercise #1“, 2017,

Photo: KiöR/Universalmuseum Joanneum


Atisuffix-Melatonin Carillon Exercise 1.jpg (2.64 MB)

Installation view "Cyanometer" Johannes Vogl
Installation view "Cyanometer" Johannes Vogl

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Ansicht-Vogl-1.jpg (2.49 MB)

Installation view "Cyanometer" Johannes Vogl
Installation view "Cyanometer" Johannes Vogl

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Ansicht-Vogl-2.jpg (2.31 MB)