A selection of Mit Hertz
- Jürg Egli
- Alain Favre
- Pipilotti Rist
- Claude Spiess
- Peter Volkart
- YACH (Yegya Arman + Christine Hunold)
The exhibition is curated by Michel Ritter
The exhibition Mit Hertz, presented in its entirety in Schaffhouse in September and October 1991, consists of several installations in which waves are integrated, by sound and image (video).
The accelerated development of new technologies has repercussions on the relations between art, its tradition and the constantly renewed techniques. Far from reducing the freedom of art, the machines of the sound and the image, supposedly cold prostheses for a standardized creation or simple mediators of expression, open to the artist the possibility of appropriating new spaces.
The artist of the sixties, electronic handyman of video and music arts known as technological, was a creator of images and sounds for the machine. The plastics technician of today’s technologies, preferring the retreat opposite the medium, leaves images and sounds in the machine to combine sounds and screens, with increasingly sophisticated effects.
The speech of the artist proposes a creation of agreements between the spectators of the objects and the machines. The stake is to obtain a poetry by technology, but also a criticism of wave medias and their integration.