Immerse yourself in a splendid void. With “SOL,” his new installation, Kurt Hentschläger creates a radically minimalistic environment by attempting to recalibrate visitors’ senses, leading them into the far reaches of their perception along subjective and objective realities. The installation builds on loss of control, shifts in awareness and a feeling of dislocation and timelessness. The world premiere of “SOL” will be presented in the cavernous Halle am Berghain during CTM 2017.
Born in Linz and currently based in Chicago, Kurt Hentschläger creates immersive audiovisual installations and performances. He was part of seminal duo Granular Synthesis between 1992 and 2003. His works have been presented internationally at the Venice Biennale, The Venice Theater Biennale, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, PS1 New York, Creative Time New York, Musée d’Art Contemporain Montreal, Museum für angewandte Kunst Vienna, ZKM Karlsruhe, National Museum of China in Beijing, National Museum for Contemporary Art in Seoul, ICC Tokyo, Arte Alameda Mexico City, Sharja Art Foundation, and the Museum of Old and New Art in Hobart, Tasmania. His newest work, SOL, will premiere at the Halle Berghain during CTM 2017 and will later be shown at OK Center for Contemporary Art in Linz.