15th Oct 2011 - 7th Nov 2011
Drawing on the artistic values of the 20th century as much as prefiguring the emerging concerns of the 21st, Dr Nye Parry writes that Vogel's "pieces combine the open form sensibilities of interactive multimedia with an almost classical visual aesthetic that emphasises clean lines, balanced forms and delicate structures. They ask new questions about the relationship between the spectator and the aesthetic object that bring it right up to date with contemporary artistic and philosophical enquiry. Vogel emphasises the importance of the perception of time in his work and the use of sound and light to articulate this using his skill as a circuit designer to create beautiful soundmachines that respond to the movements of gallery visitors".
Further images from the exhibition and Peter Vogel's work:
A DVD documentary directed by the exhibition curators accompanies the exhibition. It explores Vogel’s work in the context of contemporary sound art practices and features interviews and discussions with, the artist and writer David Toop; the Berlin based Professor Helga de la Motte who established sound art as an academic research field in Germany and Matthias Osterwold, curator of the Sonambiente Festival 1996 in Berlin, and who is now artistic director of the Maerz Music Festival in Berlin.
Exhibition Opening Hours
Monday - Friday 12noon - 8pm / Saturday 10am - 4pm