PE LANG (Switzerland)
Workshop: MARCH 30, 2011, 18:00-21:00 h
Installation: MARCH 31, APRIL 16, 2011
Concert: MARCH 31 2011, 21:00 h
Pe Lang realizes performances and creates sound installations by ingeniously assembling magnetic, electrical and mechanical devices and even inventing new devices and prototypes.
The resulting works are both visually appealing, because of their elegant and minimal kinetic qualities, but also fascinating for their acoustic features. If chance plays an important role in his works, the artist playfully manages to balance between order and chaos by controlling the forces involved in his compositions: the precision of the mechanical devices and the confusion resulted from the collision of the various elements. Pe Lang, born in 1974 in Switzerland, lives and works in Zurich and Berlin. He has exhibited his works and performed at various museums, galleries and festivals, including Centre d’Art Santa Monica, Barcelona; Kunsthaus L6, Frieburg, Transmediale, Berlin; AV Festival, Newcastle; Elektra, Montreal; Sonic Acts XII, Amsterdam; Great North Museum, Newcastle; Växjö Kunsthalle, Sweden; Dissonanze, Rome; bitforms gallery, New York; ISEA 2008, Singapore; Netherlands Media Art Institute, Amsterdam; and Cybersonica, London. He is often invited to lead seminars and workshops on sound art, mechanics and kinetic art in European, North American and Asian Universities. Pe Lang has twice received the Swiss Art Award in 2009 and 2010 as well as the Sitemapping/Media projects Award-Bundesamt fur Kultur in 2005 and 2008. In 2007 Lang was an artist in residence at the artists-in-labs (CSEM) Center for Electronics and Microtechnology.