Matthew Biederman & Pierce Warnecke
Saturation is an exhibition showing three works of the artist-in-residency Matthew Biederman. The first one is Perspection, created in collaboration with Pierce Warnecke. The project is an audio-visual installation that explores the viewer’s perception through the use of optical and audio illusions. Apart from Perspection, Biederman is also exhibiting his solo projects R+G+B and Subtracting Color.
"Perspection" is an audio-visual installation exploring the perception of space through the use of projection on a series of specifically oriented projection surfaces and spatialized audio. Trompe l’oiel has been used throughout history in order to transport the viewer outside their physical location in the same way that contemporary CGI and virtual reality propose experiences outside one’s body or the virtual transportation of the viewer through technology. On the contrary, Perspection seeks to embed the physical experience of perception in place and create a hyperawareness of the act of perception versus a disembodiment or virtual screen space by correlating screen space with physical space. Perspection examines the soundimage relationships from synchronicity to independence of visual and sonic cues of perception through a series of generative audio-visual compositions. Through the use of multistable imagery and sonics the barrier between the physical and screen spaces are modulated between distinct and blurred, heightening the act of perception.
"Subtracting Color" is a single channel video installation. By stacking gels, color is subtracted from white until there is only black. The process is then repeated with a different set of colors until a full set of gels are exhausted.
"R+G+B" is a cyclical display of the trichromatic system which defines the world of our digital displays. Systems have been employed in color classification systems since Goethe and Newton attempted to map and explain color relationships. In digital contexts, colors are represented and quantified with specific numeric values for the first time rather than descriptive names. In this work, one one’s visual perception and linguistic representation of color is challenged – when does red become orange? And orange, yellow? And yellow, green?
Production: Museum and Galleries of LjubljanaProduction support by: Uroš VeberExhibition curator: Alenka TrebušakArtists: Matthew Biederman & Pierce WarneckeText: Alenka TrebušakDesign: Ajdin BašićRealisation of the exhibition: Technical Service MGMLThe exhibition was made possible by: City of Ljubljana, Department for Culture
Acknowledgements: Aksioma, Tina Dolinšek & Ljudmila team, Tanya Das Neves, Marko Peljhan, Eva, Marko & the whole Poligon crew Programme of Projekt Atol Institute is supported by the Ministry of Culture and the City of Ljubljana. Project Perspection has been supported by: Canadian Arts Council, ARCADI, Centre National de Cinéma, Région Rhône-Alpes, Le Cube, Crossed Lab, Bandits-Mages / EMARE Canada & Creative Europe programme of the EU.
Exhibition space is open according to exhibitions:
Monday, Saturday, Sunday: Closed
The CC Tobačna Artist-in-residence centre is hosting Matthew Biederman (1972) from Chicago, an artist whose practice is based on performance and installations. His works explore perception, media saturation and data systems. During his residence he will be developing the project Perspection, an exploration of the viewer’s perspective and perception through optical and sonic illusions. The project will be presented at the centre’s exhibition space. This residency and its exhibition are being prepared in coproduction with the Project Atol Institute.