Rotationsstudien, Sequenzen 20-5

Installation by Jan St. Werner and Karl Kliem

Created by Jan St. Werner and Karl Kliem, this series of audio-visual compositions of constantly and subtly shifting antidromic sounds and images experiments visually and acoustically with Gestalt principles from the field of cognitive psychology, and triggers sensory irritation in the recipient.

Composed of 60 frames per second, the visual component of the "Rotationsstudien" uses complementary contrasts, sudden bursts of colour, and shifts from bright- to darkness to generate spatial effects that simultaneously give rise to new assemblages and undermine the viewer’s sense of reality. Same as the images, the installation's sound component is completely digital in origin, and by means of granular resonance shifts, stereo movements, and phase changes prompts phantom perceptions. Every visitor listens to and sees a different installation. "Rotationsstudien" is a generative piece of abstract extended cinema, that runs for days without repetition.

Jan St. Werner

Jan St. Werner is a member of Mouse on Mars, Microstoria, Von Südenfed, Dü, Lithops, Noisemashinetapes, Neuter River, Black Manual, Brüsseler Platz 10 a Musik, and Four Square logos. He co-runs the labels Sonig, MoMinstruments, RR, and Gefriem. His Fiepblatter Catalogue is released on Thrill Jockey Records. Visual works, installations, writings, software, lectures.

Karl Kliem

Karl Kliem aka Dienststelle is known for his minimalist music visualisations. While studying product design in the 1990s he developed interactive music installations with Involving Systems. After co-founding the Frankfurt-based media lab MESO he started his very own label, Dienststelle, focusing on the creation of customised music visualisations for live concerts of selected musicians. Recent activities include fluorescent tube and LED based light installations, IT systems for farming, development of arduino shields and property management.


Runs: Monday 26.1. – Sunday 1.2.15 | HAU2

Hours: 15h - 22h

Free entry