PETER KOGLER. PROJECTION
The Austrian multimedia artist Peter Kogler is regarded as a pioneer of computer-generated art. Using an impressive 360-degree multi-projection from 12 projectors, the artist, who has taken part twice in documenta, creates within the SCHIRN a space of illusion that completely envelops the observer. Lines of a uniform grid lose their fixed coordinates and stretch into a play of amorphous figures. All the projected elements vibrate in a state of continuous structural transformation: sound elements by sonic artist Franz Pomassl contribute to the vibration. In Kogler's installation, sound is produced by home-made devices and instruments from measurement technology and other research fields, developing into a sculptural experience. As observers we stand in the midst of a superstructure, which dissolves the previous form of the space around us through systematic impulses: the ground disappears from under our feet.