robert seidel

vitreous

robert seidel  vitreous

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The nine virtual sculptures underlying vitreous resulted from experimental setups by Robert Seidel for generating three-dimensional clusters of fibrous refractions, as well as the gravitational lensing of different volumetric and chromatic densities. Singular elements gravitate towards each other, accumulating in a gigantic sculptural system, where each entity exists with its own visual axis and vanishing point. The impalpable luminous formations create prismatic interactions between the ridges and plateaux of the main colours floating in front of the infinite violet background.
The multilayered, continuously expanding and decaying system is driven by semi-chaotic processes with localized impulses and their speculative chain reactions. In the spectrum of these possible movements, each singular sculpture becomes an integral component of the whole pictorial force-field. In its asymmetrical orchestration and multitude of spatial-temporal interactions, the abstract-organic images are close in appearance to the concepts of “moving paintings” and “living sculptures” Seidel develops for more than a decade now.
Originally vitreous was conceived as a media façade artwork of 80 × 24 × 14 Meters (Target City Lights, Minneapolis, USA, 2012). It later developed in a large-scale projection of 4 × 14 Meters (German Filmmuseum, Frankfurt, Germany, 2015). The short film released in December 2015 features a music score exclusively composed by Nikolai von Sallwitz.
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Robert Seidel (geb. 1977) ist Künstler, Filmemacher und Kurator. Er begann zunächst ein Biologiestudium und schloss mit einem Diplom in Mediengestaltung an der Bauhaus-Universität Weimar ab. Seine Projektionen, Installationen und Experimentalfilme wurden auf zahlreichen Internationalen Festivals, in Galerien sowie Museen gezeigt, wie dem Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerpen, ZKM Karlsruhe, Art Center Nabi Seoul, LACMA Los Angeles und MOCA Taipei. Seine Filme wurden vielfach ausgezeichnet, unter anderen vom International Animation Festival Ottawa, der DEFA-Stiftung Berlin und der Jürgen-Ponto-Stiftung Frankfurt am Main. Seidel lebt und arbeitet in Berlin.”
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Robert Seidel is a Berlin based artist, working in the field of experimental film, projection and video installation.
He began his studies in biology at Friedrich Schiller University Jena before transferring to the Bauhaus University Weimar to complete his degree in media design. His projections, installations and experimental films have been shown in museums like LACMA Los Angeles, Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp, ZKM Karlsruhe, Nabi Art Center Seoul, Museum of Image and Sound São Paulo and MOCA Taipeh as well as numerous of festivals (Prix Ars Electronica, onedotzero, DOTMOV, IFF Rotterdam, EMAF), galleries, magazines, books and TV programmes worldwide. His works have been honoured with various prizes, including the KunstFilmBiennale Honorary Award and Prize for Best Experimental Film at the Ottawa International Animation Festival.
In his work Seidel is interested in pushing the boundaries of abstracted beauty through cinematographic approaches, as well as ones drawn from science. By the organic interplay of various structural, spatial and temporal concepts, he creates a continuously evolving complexity. Out of this multifaceted perspective emerges a narrative skeleton through which viewers connect to the artwork via the projection of their own personal memories.