Director Talk – Clive Gillman, DCA on Torsten Lauschmann

Torsten Lauschmann, The Coy Lover, 2011, Yamaha Disklavier, snow machine, controlling software, dimensions variable. Startle Reaction installation view, DCA, Dundee 2011, image courtesy the artist

27 March 2012


North Member Programme

Laing Art Gallery
New Bridge Street
Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 8AG


Join us for this out-of-hours exhibition tour at the Laing Gallery of work by critically acclaimed artist Torsten Lauschmann, led by Clive Gillman, Director of Dundee Contemporary Arts.

As an artist, filmmaker and live performer, Torsten Lauschmann celebrates the glitches and out-takes, bits in between and images that might otherwise be ignored. Born in Germany (1970), and now based in Glasgow. Described as too slow to be film, and too fast to be photography, his work has evolved to investigate the mechanics of digital processes, software creation, experimental editing, approaches to performance and the sculptural potential of video. Lauschmann works across old and new technologies to create magical installations that reference pre-cinematic optical entertainment and the power of illusions.

This solo exhibition, which is part of AV Festival 12, responds to the context of the Laing, continuing his interest in the history of image technology from paintings to game engines. It follows recent exhibitions at Dundee Contemporary Arts (2011), Collective Gallery, Edinburgh (2010), Arnolfini, Bristol (2008) and the ICA, London (2008).

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This event is part of a series of events programmed by the Contemporary Art Society in the North East. Membership costs £50 per year / £25 for students.

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