Large format catalogue documenting a multichannel installation by Florian Hecker at Kunsthalle Wien, transformated into a resonating space, with texts by curators, researchers, theorists, and art historians.
The catalogue collects essays by curators, researchers, theorists, and art historians on Hecker's work and its relation to topics ranging from musique concrète, Mallarmé's poem “The Afternoon of a Faun,” and computer music. The psychoacoustic phenomenon of Resynthese FAVN is illustrated via a series of tensor acoustic measurements resembling the colorized impressions of thermal imaging, which is followed by 270 pages of densely sprawling data tables abstracting sound and its textures into text.
Published following the eponymous exhibition at Kunsthalle Wien from November 2017 to January 2018.
In his sound installations and live performances, Florian Hecker (born 1975 in Augsburg, lives and works in Vienna) deals with specific compositional developments of post-war modernity, electro-acoustic music, and other, non-musical disciplines. He dramatizes space, time and self-perception in his sonic works by isolating specific auditory events in their singularity, thus stretching the boundaries of their materialization. Their objectual autonomy is exposed while simultaneously evoking sensations, memories, and associations in an immersive intensity.