Rauschen, 2017, performative installation, 300 x 400 x 240 cm

During the exhibition time of three days, the application of color material and a rapid reduction of the recently applied material gradually created a picture. Three basic parameters of painting were highlightened: time, space and color material. During the exhibition time, time itself as well as the actions and their painterly traces became subject of the performative action. The work was accompanied by a sound of “white noise”. The word "Rauschen/ noise" contains the word "Rausch". Quite as if the vague and the approximate has to be passed first in order to be tangible. The term "noise" is often a physical phenomenon and in physics it refers to an acoustic event and a general disturbance variable with a broad frequency spectrum. In digital photography, there is a "picture noise" that describes a blurred image and defective pixels. Scientists call disturbances in a perfect model "white noise". In psychoacoustics, “white noise” is used to combat noise. Babies sleep best under the soundscape of noise. Painting was taking place on three consecutive days in a changeable process of applying and removing color matter. At the beginning of the work, a white-grounded canvas on an easel stand free on a white rectangular surface. Color was applied and removed with a generous gesture and a lot of water. The visible states changed permanently. There were superimpositions and extinctions. A picture gradually was setting in. At the end of the estimated time period and after 13 paint layers and color removals, a final image existed. “Instruction: MATERIAL: Water bucket, various acrylic paints and brushes, a primed canvas (about 280 x 360 cm) Acrylic paint is applied in a flat manner and generously removed again with water. During the performance, small speakers sound a soothing loop with a "celestial white noise" (source: youtube, 1 hour). The acoustic-painterly performance is taking place within three days.”
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