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Peter Vogel Exhibition -Interactive Sonic & Light Sculptures-

By Rhizome


Modest Response#25 © 1980 Peter Vogel
Medium: Mixed Media Sculpture
Size: 27" x 27"

"Bitforms gallery" is pleased to announce Peter Vogel's first New York solo exhibition in over 20 years. Accompanying the exhibition are two musical improvisations by the artist played on "Rhythm of Shadow", a thirteen-foot sonic sculpture.

Peter Vogel (b. 1937, Germany) is a pioneer in the field of interactive electronic sculpture. The works of Peter Vogel has been collected by museum, gallery and all over the world. He was formally trained in Physics, but has explored technology's intersection with dance, musical composition and visual art since the late 1960s. Vogel's minimalist musical compositions share territory with that of Detroit techno, Phillip Glass and Steve Reich, where variations and increasing complexity result from the addition or negation of repetitive phrases. This exhibition highlights new work by Peter Vogel in addition to covering the range of his production since the early 1970s.

Vogel's interest lies in both interactive and musical structures. His is an active art that encourages viewers to discover communication structures through repeated interaction. Red, green, and blue light-emitting diodes, wire, photo cells, bare speakers, resistors and capacitors are the raw materials with which Peter Vogel crafts audiovisual constellations. The interactive sensitivity of Vogel's constructions utilizes photocells and microphones that react to spectators, creating an experience of seeing and hearing unique improvisations triggered by light and shadow. Merging form and function, the delicate electronic circuits in Vogel's artworks are elegantly arranged. Electronic logic of each sculpture is determined through circuitry, but the reactions may sometimes feel random because of their sensitive dependence upon the time patterns of input.


Peter Vogel Exhibition -Interactive Sonic & Light Sculptures-
Date: 20th April - 20th May, 2006
Time: 11:00 - 18:00 (Tue - Sat, by appointment)
Place: bitforms gallery
Address: 529 West 20th Street, (between 10th and 11th) 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10011, USA
Tel: 212-366-6939

Opening Reception
Date: 20th April,2006
Time: 18:00 - 20:00

Live Performance
Date: 22nd April, 2006
Time: 15:00

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