The Kunsthalle will open its doors for the last time in the evening from 7 to 9 p.m. before the summer break. Learn more about the work of Dominik & Dominik, Katja Eckert, Takeshi Makishima, Regina Silveira and Genaro Strobel during a tour at 7:30 p.m. with director León Krempel. They are just a few of the artists currently on display, most of whom will no longer be on display in autumn.
At 8:30 pm we will present you the audiovisual composition ‹sweet Ohm. wind› by Heyduck & Heyduck - also online from 8:00 pm on YouTube. ‹Ohm› is the unit of measurement for electrical resistance which directs currents and dimensions voltages. This interaction forms the basis for all types of electromechanical and electronic instruments and equipment, including synthesizers and computers.
The audiovisual composition ‹sweet Ohm. wind› can also be understood as a form of resistance: Against the pressure of our hectic short-lived culture, it demands concentrated seeing and hearing slowly unfolding structures.
‹Wind› is the prelude to the ‹sweet Ohm› series. As a complex, fluid dynamics phenomenon, the title unites many aspects of the 15-minute piece. It describes something invisible, whose existence we can feel with our skin.
With software he wrote himself, Paul Simon Heyduck (* 1987) creates flowing and pulsating visual worlds rich in shapes from digital noise, interference and feedback. He has been working on and with his program for generative image synthesis since 2012. Since the first version he has used it as an instrument for live performances as well as a generator of video raw material.
Nikolaus Heyduck (* 1957) also uses things he has made himself - in this case analog synthesizers and other electronic noise machines, plus some “classics” of this type of instrument such as the Korg MS10. At the age of 11 he heard “Atmospheres” from György Ligeti for the first time, at 14 he heard “Irrlicht” from Klaus Schulze - both are still formative impressions today.
‹Sweet Ohm. wind› is an excerpt from the recording of a live concert that took place under the heading ‹Sweet Ohm on the Nidda› on June 27, 2020 in the Vulkaneum Schotten, organized by Karuszel-Gebirgskulturen e.V. Ulrichstein and sponsored by Kultursommer Mittelhessen. The present version contains completely redesigned images. The sound was remixed and digitally remastered.
Music: Nikolaus Heyduck
Video: Paul Simon Heyduck