ARMIN KEPLINGER & ANDREAS GREINER

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ARMIN KEPLINGER ANDREAS GREINER

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Work: 2 Airguns, Steelbar, Projectiles, Black Pigments.
Berlin, 2013
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For the installation 1:1 two airguns were mounted on a steel bar – directly facing one another. Within a rhythm of five minutes they simultanieously shoot their bullets at each other. These bullets are filled with black pigments and as soon as their exact juxtaposition allows a collision, both projectiles clash and explode, releasing the black pigments.

The strictly staged experimental set-up of the installation contradicts the lack of control that allows a formation of the actual sculpture. A gun – especially when precisely pointed at a target – provides its operator with power and control. Here, these forc-es are doubled and mirrored at each other. An automated trigger leaves the action to a machine and seemingly surrenders the artistic practice of forming a sculpture to the installation and its devices. The collisions take place in slighty different positions on the thought line between both barrels. Every sculpture differs from its predecessor – all of them only exist for a few seconds. The sculpture in fact is the transition of form that lasts for about one or two seconds and comes to existence every time two bullets collide. It consists of the expansion of black pigment dust starting from the center of collision towards its periphery. The set-up of the installation then functions as an istrument for the production of the actual sculpture. It is a process, a visualization of physical reactions and most importantly an affected utilization of forces that delibaretly leaves both the final sculptural shaping and its preception to the unkown. (Marie Egger)
Photographer: ARMIN KEPLINGER
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Armin Keplinger The core body of his work contains state of the art moving digital image creation, as well as time based sculptures and processual installations. With the use of very different stages of time he aims a drastic revolution of surface, shape and structure.
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Armin Keplinger is Berlin based Digital Artist. Besides he´s commerical output for various mediaagencys, he´s core body of work contains a mixture of Photography, CG-Art and Explosive Installations, always gathering for unique visuals concepts and timelessness.
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The artworks demonstrate in a subtle way the manifold possibilities to perceive and to picture time and space. According to this, also the dramaturgy between the (gallery-)space is well staged. Every artwork is attributed to one room and each artwork is subject to an own process of change.
The artist duo visualizes transformations by the use of different states of aggregation. Time is given a shape which is constantly changing itself.
ANDREAS GREINER and ARMIN KEPLINGER reclaim the necessity and display the potential for an aesthetically and subjectively presentation of time.

ANDREAS GREINER, born in 1979 in Aachen/Germany, lives and works in Berlin.
He studied at the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts and at the Berlin University of the Arts with Rebecca Horn and Olafur Eliasson.
Since 2012 he is Master Student with Olafur Eliasson at his Institute for Spatial Experiments, Berlin.

ARMIN KEPLINGER, born in 1982 Linz/Austria, lives and works in Berlin.
2002-2006 he studied MultiMediaArt at the University of Applied Sciences, Salzburg, Austria.