Roland Maurmair

New World Order

Curation: Ruth Schnell and Tommy Schneider

Ausstellungsdauer: 08.07.2016 - 04.09.2016
Öffnungszeiten: 10:00 - 22:00
Ort: Schauraum Angewandte - quartier 21 im MQ, Museumsplatz 1, A-1070 Wien

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© Roland Maurmair

An abstracted world map of transparent materials is the focal point of the installation. Each continent is anchored by strings and hangs displaced in space. Motor-controlled cords pull at the panels of fabric and change their form and contour. As soon as sensors detect a passing visitor the installation is set in motion. The presence of the observer brings the motors to a gradual standstill, permitting a personalized viewing of the world map. An architecture of surfaces positioned in space that continually transform the room through their movement. In the process, determined by the shifting locations and positions, new perspectives of the world consistently emerge. New World Order is also an attempt to make us aware of how focused we are on electronic two-dimensional surfaces and, thereby, lose sight of the world. Material in motion is an analogy to a flickering stream of images, its standstill a homage to the moment.

Biography:

Roland Maurmair was born in Innsbruck in 1975. He studied Visual Media Design at the University of Applied Arts and graduated from the Institute of Art and Knowledge Transfer. He has had numerous exhibitions and presentations in Austria and abroad. Currently, he lives in Vienna and works as a freelance artist, specializing in media and primitive technology.

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