AudioKino | air+electricity | 30 October 2011 | 8pm | Venue: Apiary Studios | Overhead-projection artist Katrin Bethge and sound artist Robert Curgenven explore the relation between the physical and immersive nature of light and sound ' mediated only by the air and electricity which amplify their movement. The performance space is transformed into shifting constellations of physical vibration.
air+electricity has been performed at Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art (Gdansk), Nachtstrom (Basel), Mikro_Makro festival (Slupsk), Radial System V (Berlin), Die Remise Sommercamp (Maria am Ostbahnhof, Berlin), White Rabbit (Berlin) Kuehlhaus (Flensburg), Skam Gallery and Kultwerk (Hamburg), Lothringer (Munich) and Kultiviert Anders (Leipzig).
Katrin Bethge (1970) is a freelance illustrator and projection artist, working since 1999 with the staging virtual spaces of light and projection. Her overhead projections have accompanied projects in the fields of dance, theatre, music, photo exhibitions and actions in urban space. She has worked internationally including with dance performances at Kunsthaus and Kampnagel in Hamburg as well as on the HafenSafari in the port of Hamburg and produced audiovisual concerts with music by electro-acoustics and classical instrumentation.
Robert Curgenven (1974) works with harmonics, textures and resonance as articulated not only through instruments/objects, in space and place, but also in time and the dislocation of the remote, exploring slowly shifting layers in the fabric of fields of perception. Creating vast landscapes from carefully detailed recordings through to immersive resonances via deft manipulations of sound pressure, he has performed throughout Europe and Australia as well as exhibiting group and solo work in Germany, Italy, Poland, France. New York, London and Australia.