“Constellations of forces result in systems of puissance” – three-dimensional objects by Walter Kaitna become the starting point for a transdisciplinary encounter, combining installation, image, light, sound and figures of movement. The constructivistic art works by Walter Kaitna serve as a source of inspiration for the life creation of light, sound and movement.
TAW deals with the transdisciplinary collaboration of versatile artists, thus focusing on the comprehensive oeuvre of the engineer and kineticist Walter Kaitna.
As university assistant at the Vienna University of Technology, Walter Kaitna has already studied in the 1950 stress distributions and elastic form changes in his own research, which was essential to his later artistic works, where he transformed his sculptures into sound objects and structural colour schemes.
With music by Claude Debussy, John Cage, Alexander Scriabin and Christoph Willibald Gluck, pianist Cecilia Li opens new soundscapes for the audience through thematically based compositions from classic to contemporary oeuvres.
The symbiosis of visual and acoustic art becomes evident in the interaction of music and chromotopes (light spaces) by visualist Victoria Coeln, who condenses and concretizes light in response to the sound, and thereby creates a strong visual language.
Choreographer Sebastian Prantl and dance artist in residence Alexsandro Araujo Guerra (Brazil) are developing a kinetic gait that draw the inspiration from the structural objects by constructivist artist Walter Kaitna, which are providing spatial points of reference. Thus, the dancers are setting the different art forms in relationship to one another. A soft narrative of two characters (ie. energies) creates a sureal story of the relationship of the anciant Greek Gods: Hermes and Apollo.
Spatial Concept/Dance: Sebastian Prantl
Artist in Residence/Dance: Alexsandro Araujo Guerra (Brazil)
Installation: Walter Kaitna
Piano Solo: Cecilia Li
Visuals: Victoria Coeln
Premiered at TAW, June 2012