Media Art Exhibition
with works by Sabine Schäfer Studio <SA/JO>
Works of the Exhibition
Interactive graphic prints with Audio QR Code
SolarSonical Insects #3 – Part I and Part II
With works by the artist couple <SA/JO> Sabine Schäfer/Joachim Krebs
Audio video installation including a Gallery of illuminated images with SEM recordings of very small beings with Audio QR Code
Part I – SolarSonical Insects, 2012
Audio video installation with Audio QR-Code:
Audio: endomicrosonoscopied composition with voices of insects
Video: animation (10-50 images per second) of 7.200 images by the NASA satellite „Solar Dynamic Observatory“ (SDO) from the sun in the year 2011 (German Air and Space Flight Centre, Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research)
Part II – MicroSonical Shining Biospheres No. 1/2, 2009
Gallery of illuminated images with SEM recordings of very small beings
Loan of the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission
MicroSonical Garden, 2018
Walk-in sound garden with composed micro sounds of nature at the park of the castle Lautrach
Material: plants, wood, sound equpiment, audio composition
Communication as the Processes of Life
As media usage grows and it becomes more integrated into the multiple interconnected networks that are made possible by the world wide web, not only our self-awareness and perception of natural things are changing, but so is the way we recognize and communicate with our environment in the midst of intelligent systems.
Links based on the ever increasing amount of data not only magnify the image of ourselves but also that of our environment and adds the need to acquire additional competencies/skills and expertise. Endoscopic processes transform us into visual and auditory travelers through both the microcosms and macrocosms of our universe.
In addition, a material based revolution has gradually taken place, in which these procedures have manifest themselves in so-called “smart materials”, made possible by the development combinations with their new properties.
Media art responds to these developments and makes the underlying structures and principles that are currently underlying our communication, perceptible. This is made possible by aestheticizing them and exposing their innermost/internal potential.
In the complex works composed by Sabine Schäfer, especially the new interactive prints and time-based works (e.g. high-end video and sound garden), the hybrid polyphony, which can be encountered currently in all areas of our lives, is reflected both audibly and visually and that on several levels. The most influential and authoritative factor in each case are the mixtures of QR-coding and kaleidoscopically composed sound. Both use the natural and original scores of sound along with the dissection of the primary colours in photographically high-resolution photographs to form a synaesthetic ensemble.
Dr. Annette Hünnekens, Co-curator of the exhibition
In Co-operation: Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission, Max-Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS), NASA Washington D.C. and the Centre for Art and Media (ZKM) Karlsruhe.
Curated by Dr. Annette Hünnekens and Sabine Schäfer