PYLON-Lab is pleased to present the solo exhibition “Lucid” by sound and media artist Julius Stahl, which will be on view from September 6th until September 30th.
As visual extensions, Stahl’s works reinterpret the seemingly one-dimensional phenomenon of sound and its perception. Similar to “lucid dreaming” where one knows that she or he is dreaming, his works reflect a similar kind of awareness and create consciousness for the subtle nature of the otherwise immaterial matter.
Stahl’s works are based on sine tone and various modulations of it. The structure of the sine wave already contains an idea of movement. Object and sound are inseparably linked in Stahl’s works which show sound as movement between the auditory and the visual – as an oscillation between the senses. For the exhibition, Stahl will present installations, resonant objects and pictoral works at PYLON-Lab.
Stahl lives and works in Berlin and Dresden. His work has been exhibited amongst others at Ars Electronica Linz, Transmediale Berlin, ZKM Center for Art and Media Technology Karlsruhe, CYNETART Festival Dresden, Museum Dortmunder U, Skulpturmuseum Marl, Stichting IK Oost-Souburg
The exhibition is generously supported by Landeshauptstadt Dresden – Amt für Kultur und Denkmalschutz.
The installation consists of wire objects. Sinus tones are transferred onto the objects. The sounds are almost inaudible, but become visible in the form of standing waves along the individual wires. Modulation of the frequencies produces sound movements of the objects and natural resonance frequencies of the wires themselves. Object and sound determine their appearance in an immediate way.