Kurt Hentschläger: CLUSTER
Saturday, November 3
The next phase in Kurt Hentschläger’s generative video and audio work, CLUSTER moves the focus to group behavior and interaction, particularly swarm phenomena. A simple yet absurd setting is proposed—3-D human characters turn into a school of fish. In the weightless choreography, human figures appear mostly as a pulsing, amorphous mass, a cloud of blurry matter from body parts and light. The soundscape is created by swarm motion and behavior, as well as changes in light and color.
Chicago-based Austrian artist Kurt Hentschläger creates audiovisual performances and installations. He began to exhibit his work in 1983, creating surreal machine-objects, and since has been working with time-based media, film, video, animation, and sound. Between 1992 and 2003 he worked collaboratively as one half of Granular-Synthesis, employing large-scale projected images and drone-like soundscapes.
The performance begins at 8 p.m. in the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) Concert Hall. Tickets are $18 general admission; $13 non-Rensselaer students, seniors, and Rensselaer faculty and staff; $6 Rensselaer students.
For more, go to empac.rpi.edu/events/2012/fall/cluster