FEED is an immersive performance in which the audience is subjected to effects and shifting mood in an artificial environment without performers in the flesh. The piece goes through two seemingly opposite stages.
INFO SONAR 2007
New York-based Austrian artist Kurt Hentschlager creates audiovisual compositions in which audio and video actuate one another. The immersive nature of his work reflects on the metaphor of the sublime. Between 1992 and 2003 he worked collaboratively as a part of the duo Granular-Synthesis. Employing large scale projected images and drone like sound environments, his multi channel performances and installations triggered the viewer on both physical and emotional levels, overwhelming the audience with sensory information. His more recent solo work is more poetic and further researches the nature of human perception and the accelerated impact of new technologies on individual consciousness. Premiered at the 2005 Venice Theatre Biennial, FEED is an immersive performance in which the audience is subjected to effects and shifting mood in an artificial environment without performers in the flesh. The combination of suspended 3D projections, artificial fog, pulse- and stroboscopic light, induces a complete loss of spatial orientation, without depth of field. A matching soundscape infused by feedback and intense sub-low bass augments this impression, and generates a heightened physical experience.