Martin Hesselmeier. Poetry of matter

December 6, 2019 - January 24, 2020

exhibition

"A picture is built like a house"
In the art space hase29 from December 6, 2019, light particles will roll up and down along wave-shaped LED strips, accelerate and decelerate, and shuttle back and forth. The Cologne artist Martin Hesselmeier makes light tangible in his expansive installation in an unusual way. The encounter between art and research is impressively demonstrated in the installation “the weight of light”, which was awarded the International Light Art Prize. Because the light of the installations illuminates the darkened exhibition space variably and appears like liquid mass. Synchronously with the movement of the light, the sound of the installation also wanders through the exhibition space.


In the art space hase29 from December 6, 2019, light particles will roll up and down along wave-shaped LED strips, accelerate and decelerate, and shuttle back and forth. The Cologne artist Martin Hesselmeier makes light tangible in his expansive installation in an unusual way. The encounter between art and research is impressively demonstrated in the installation “the weight of light”, which was awarded the International Light Art Prize. Because the light of the installations illuminates the darkened exhibition space variably and appears like liquid mass. Synchronously with the movement of the light, the sound of the installation also wanders through the exhibition space.

 

"The Weight of Light", 2015
Photo: Frank Gillich
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The other works shown are also about harnessing innovative technologies, for example when Hesselmeier lets small robots run over photo paper and these leave visible traces as notes of their mechanical dance. What all the projects presented have in common is the poetry inherent in the materials used. The exhibition is an encouragement to get involved with the ephemeral, the beauty of the situational and, last but not least, the limitless potential of light.

Martin Hesselmeier, born in Schwetzingen in 1978, studied at the Mannheim University of Design and the Cologne Academy of Media Arts. With his site-specific installations he explores and questions the limits of human perception. He devotes himself in particular to scientific topics and questions. Hesselmeier's works and projects are present both domestically and internationally - including in São Paulo, Riga, Tokyo, Istanbul, London.

The project is funded by the City of Osnabrück, the Landschaftsverband Osnabrücker Land eV and the innogy Foundation for Energy and Society. The education program is made possible by the Felicitas and Werner Egerland Foundation.

Participating artist

Martin Hesselmeier

Curator

Tim Rossberg

Sponsors

"The weight of light", 2015

Picture Gallery

 

"Micro energy harvesting", 2019

Photos: Frank Gillich

Robots for "photofeedback"

“Photofeedback”, 2005 Four robots

"The weight of light", 2015