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ISEA2010 RUHR Exhibition

Herwig Weiser (at)
Lucid Phantom Messenger

Installation, 2008

The installation presents a scene reminiscent of a scientific laboratory in which the cold cobalt blue lighting and clean perspex surfaces distance us from what we’d like to immerse ourselves in. The tensions between technical and organic elements, between the known and the unknown, between systematic analysis and free associations are combined here to form a most unique experience.

About the Artist

Herwig Weiser (*1969, Innsbruck/Austria) lives and works in Vienna and Cologne. He studied architecture at the University Innsbruck and art at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy Amsterdam and the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. His works have been shown internationally. Among the awards he has received are the Hermann Claasen Award for Photography and Media Art (Cologne, 1999), Jury Award at the Festival of New Film (Split/Croatia, 2000), Transmediale Award (Berlin, 2001), the Nam June Paik Award (Düsseldorf, 2002), and numerous production grants including Hauptstadtkulturfonds Berlin (2010).

ISEA2010 RUHR Exhibition
Fri 20 August–Sat 5 September 2010

Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte
Hansastr. 3
44137 Dortmund

Map Dortmund

This work is supported by Dock e. V., Stadt Innsbruck, Happy Plating, Bundesministerium für Unterricht, Kunst und Kultur and the state of Tirol.