Conversations at the Edge: Current Schedule
Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St.
Thursday, October 10, 6:00 p.m.
Kurt Hentschläger in person
An evening with Austrian artist (and SAIC visiting faculty) Kurt Hentschläger whose work explores human perception through intricate, multi-sensorial environments and live, audiovisual performances. Renowned for his immersive installations, the majority of Hentschläger's works are generated or orchestrated by computer, employing atmospheric and drone soundscapes, figurative visuals, and strobe lights. He provides an overview of his practice and a live demonstration of his sophisticated realtime process.
2003–12, multiple countries, multiple formats, 60 min + discussion
Trained as a fine artist, Kurt Hentschläger (b. 1960, Linz, Austria) began his career building surreal machine-objects before turning to video, computer animation, and sound. From 1993 until 2003 Hentschläger worked collaboratively with Ulf Langheinrich as a part of Granular-Synthesis. Selected exhibitions include the Venice Biennial; Venice Theater Biennial; National Art Museum of China, Beijing; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; PS1 New York; and Creative Time, Inc., New York; among many others. In 2010 he won a Quartz Electronic Music Award. He is a visiting artist at SAIC and lives in Chicago.