The urban enviroment comes across as a dynamic boundary point between an established order and newly-created chaos. The perpetually changing space of the city creates the possibility of apparent chance encounters and aggregations of matter and man. Like electric currents on a printed board, human individuals move through a network of urban centers and constantly produce new patterns.
Addressing these issues, our gallery will feature the works of Franz Schuier in June 2012.
Inspired by media philosopher Villem Flusser, the New Aesthetics movement and the dynamics of chaos and disorder, Schuier's first solo exhibition deals with the beauty and aesthetics that are found in random data.
He uses freely available data sets (eg "atmospheric noise" from the practices of cryptography) that are transformed into color, shapes and compositions by self-created programs. Further, Schuier employs the technique of random composition, which was, among others, created by Stockhausen, Subotnik and Feldman. From these moving images, Schuier chooses samples, which he develops with the Lambda photo-exposure process and finally laminates on Alu Dibond.
Quote Villem Flusser (1/11/96): "We must accept that we live in disorder, in the chaos, cause if one accepts fortuity, he abstains from orientation as well. However, instead of orientation, you get something even more gorgeous, namely designing. I can design myself out of the chaos into a me-creating order that is created by me.”
01.06.2012 // 19h
01.06. - 29.06.2012