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October 10 – Kurt Hentschläger

Posted by | Raven Munsell | Posted on | October 4, 2013

Thursday, October 10, 6pm Kurt Hentschläger in person!

Installation image from ZEE (Kurt Hentschläger, 2008). Courtesy of the artist.

Installation image from ZEE (Kurt Hentschläger, 2008). Courtesy of the artist.

An evening with Chicago-based Austrian artist (and SAIC visiting faculty) Kurt Hentschläger whose work explores human perception through intricate, multi-sensorial environments and live, audiovisual performances. Renowned for his immersive installations, the majority of Hentschläger’s works are generated or orchestrated by computer, employing atmospheric and drone soundscapes, figurative visuals, and strobe lights. He provides an overview of his practice and a live demonstration of his sophisticated realtime process.

2003–12, multiple countries, multiple formats, 60 min + discussion

Trained as a fine artist, KURT HENTSCHLÄGER (b. 1960, Linz, Austria) began his career building surreal machine-objects before turning to video, computer animation, and sound. From 1993 until 2003 Hentschläger worked collaboratively with Ulf Langheinrich as a part of Granular-Synthesis. Selected exhibitions include the Venice Biennial; Venice Theater Biennial; National Art Museum of China, Beijing; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; PS1 New York; and Creative Time, Inc., New York; among many others. In 2010 he won a Quartz Electronic Music Award. He is a visiting artist at SAIC and lives in Chicago.