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MotU #4, #5, #6, 2016

Series “Mirrors of the Unseen (MotU)”

Light objects
28 x 11 x 8 cm
Three painted steel casings, three LED-light sticks, each equipped with 128 elliptic LEDs, three circuit boards with microprocessor, flash memory, two light sensors, power supply

Assistence media content: Patricia Köstring, Lea Schnell
Programming: Alexander Pausch


The term "to see" is often used in common speech synonymously with "to understand" or "to grasp". The phrase "if I'm seeing this correctly" is used to signify understanding in consensus with others, while those who "don't believe their eyes" experience something unexpected and untoward. But in general we do believe our eyes; so much so that we consider the information our visual senses present us with to be an accurate image of the present moment, to be reality.

The works MotU #4 to #6 from the series Mirrors of the Unseen (MotU) challenge this supposed credibility of the visible. The habitual process of seeing is infiltrated by words and icons made of light; they seem to emerge from three flickering LED sticks and float, hologram-like, in front of the surrounding architecture. Nothing can get in the way of these translucent (written) images. They are present, and yet at the same time do not exist; only individual perception makes them accessible to the viewer.

With regards to the content, the works weave a fabric of thematic representation. The words and icons generated include terms from the field of synesthesia, which are associatively condensed through sequencing and rhythmization.

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Exhibitions:
2016, A Model for the Aesthetics of Digital Art, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (CN)
2016, Digital Synesthesia, AIL, Vienna (AT)
2013, Out of the box, MAK Wien, Wien (AT)