SONICA Opening: Herman Kolgen: Dust
MoTA is inviting you to the third edition of SONICA - Festival of Transitory Art.
The festival will be opened by Herman Kolgen with his audio-visual performance Dust.
Inspired by 1920 Marcel Duchamp + Man Ray's photograph “Elevage de poussière “, Dust explores changes in the state of matter. At the edge of the imperceptible, pigments are suspended around a magnetic field. Random fibrous networks take shape and then form composite objects, hypnotic in their complexity. Sound particles paired with luminous aggregates exist on a scale that cancels out all points of reference. Thus, at the turning point between the invisible and the visible, dust becomes intoxicating and the video surface a veritable accumulation of X-rays.
Recognized for his multimedia creations for over twenty years, Herman Kolgen is a multidisciplinary artist who lives and works in Montreal. A true audiocinetic sculptor, he draws his primary material from the intimate relationship between sound and image. Kolgen works to create objects that assume the form of installations, video and film works, performances and sound sculptures. Constantly exploring, he works at the junctures of different media, as well as elaborating a new technical language and singular aesthetic.
more info: www.kolgen.net
The event is a coproduction of Kino Šiška and MoTA.