Bernhard Leitner

KOPFRÄUME / 16 Stücke

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Bernhard Leitner
KOPFRÄUME / 16 Stücke

Ed. ZKM/Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, text(s) by Detlef B. Linke, contributions by Bernhard Leitner

German, English


audio-CD with booklet

12.70 x 19.70 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-1298-9

HEADSCAPES is a pictorial and plastic piece by Bernhard Leitner, born in 1938 in Austria, recorded on an audio CD. The sixteen "space-pieces" are not depictions of exterior spaces; on the contrary, they have been created and designed for the interior space of the mind. These acoustic headscapes can only be experienced using headphones. The head is to function as a sound space, as a place where space is shaped by the movements of sound lines and sound matter. The sounds move, wind, and bend their way through the brain as if it were immaterial. The brain cannot hear itself. The acoustic-geometrical "time spaces in the head" range from thirty-four seconds to three minutes in length. The scale of the spaces is not determined: narrow, dense, and boundless. The head-space appears as an open, ball-like vessel or a landscape: the eye, the hearing glance, is turned inward. Acoustic thinking. Acoustic seeing. The artist: Bernhard Leitner, born in 1938. Architectural degree in 1963. 1969-1971 urban designer at city planning in New York City. 1972-1981 associate professor, New York University. Since 1987, professor at the Universität für angewandte Kunst in Vienna, head of the master class for design science. Sound-space artist. Exhibition include, among others: P.S.1, New York (1979), documenta 7 (1982), Venice Biennale (1986), Donaueschinger Musiktage (1997), National Gallery at the Hamburg Station, Berlin (1999), Kunsthalle Bremen (2001). Numerous permanent sound-space installations. In 1999, award for sculpture by the City of Vienna.

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