Rauschen, 2017, performative installation, 300 x 400 x 240 cm (unframed)

During the exhibition time of three days, the application of color material and a rapid reduction of the recently applied material gradually create a picture. Three basic parameters of painting are highlightened: time, space and color material. During the exhibition time, time itself as well as the actions and their painterly traces become subject of the performative action. The work is 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. The painterly action is 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 stands free on a white rectangular surface. Color is applied and removed with a generous gesture and a lot of water. The visible states change permanently. There are superimpositions and extinctions. A picture gradually is setting in. At the end of the estimated time period and after 13 paint layers and color removals, a final image exists. “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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