Ulf Langheinrich

Movement-x - Film - 2010

présenté dans le cadre de l'exposition Panorama 12


« A single, moving image is projected as a stereoscopic illusion together with pulsing light onto one screen. The viewer sees algorithmically generated systems of semiopaque particles, which might be described through qualities such as consistency, current, density and liquidity. Embedded within and only occasionally visible are the faint traces of a body in extreme slow motion, as if noise-particles have infested and deteriorated the image. The 3D information of the body-movement is faithfully recreated within the projected 3D space. But the surface of the body dissolves as a result of noise-colonization and liquefying movement techniques. Pulsed light in drifting intensities further dissolves the surface of the projection screen, but not as a 3D-illusion. Emitting pure light onto the screen in sequenced amplitudes results in ambiguous perception, an uncertainty between the illusion of the projection and awareness of the surface as an object. The original image of the body may occur in miniature fractions of time between pulses. Those “flashes” don’t gratify the desire provoked: the desire to see what is within or behind the noise and the flashes: an image to relate to, or to identify with. The encounter intended is not an invitation (to experience another world) but denial (in front of an eventually sealed surface). What is looked at is a projection. The projector is the viewer.»

Ulf Langheinrich

Born in Wolfen/ Germany ( GDR) at 20.02.1960 Lives and works in Accra/ Ghana

Composer and Visual Artist in the field of advanced technology and instable media He realizes large scale projections and live performances, co-founder of media art collaboration GRANULAR-SYNTHESIS

Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden ( basic Art education) Hochschule für industrielle Formgestaltung Halle / Burg Giebichenstein (Design) Gesamthochschule Kassel ( painting )

Guest professor and lecturer Fachhochschule Salzburg RMIT Melbourne University for Fine Arts Hangzou HGB Leipzig

Since 1993 Numerous Exhibitions as solo Artist and with GRANULAR-SYNTHESIS


ACMI Melbourne. Ars Electronica ( featured artist ). Electra Montreal. FACT Liverpool. ICC Tokio. In the Anchorage NY. Museum for Science and Technology Shanghai. Martin Gropius Bau Berlin. MAK Vienna. National Opera Mexico City.


Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains, Tourcoing