[ISEA2013] Artist Statement: Volker Kuchelmeister – Juxtaposition

Artist  Statement

From one extreme to another …
By juxtaposing two radically different environments, the Tasmanian wilderness and the extreme urban development of Hong Kong, this interactive installation explores place and representation. In an apparently endless stereoscopic 3D giga-pixel panoramic montage, the two locations merge seamlessly from one into another as the observer manually turns the circular ‘screen’ to control both the viewpoint and the related soundscape.
Supported by  COFA (College of Fine Arts), UNSW, the iCinema Centre for Interactive Cinema Research and ASPERA Australian Screen Production Education & Research Association.

  • Volker Kuchelmeister is a media artist, an academic staff member at the College of Fine Arts, UNSW, Sydney, and a Research Fellow at COFA’s iCinema Centre for Interactive Cinema Research. His work encompasses experimental film, expanded cinema, photography and video installations, as well as the development of custom camera systems and projection platforms. He is particularly interested in human perception, the formation of memory and strategies in human-computer interactivity, while exploring and exploding the boundaries of the cinematic image. His work has been shown internationally at museums, galleries and festivals, including ZKM Centre for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany; Centre Pompidou, Paris; and Powerhouse Museum, Sydney. In the performing arts he has collaborated with, amongst others, Robert Lepage, William Forsythe, Saburo Teshigawara and The Wooster Group, NYC.