is a series of audiovisual works by Bernhard Gal,
to be presented as video loops or in live performances.
Integrating textures from the visual and acoustic realms,
textur is based on snapshots from the 'real world'
that show a textural quality, i.e. either repetitive, rhythmic elements
or amorphous, static qualities. textur
is considered as an
ongoing exploration, a work-in-progress in the best sense. Depending on
context and possibilities, it may be presented as a
live performance, a video projection, or a site-specific installation.
textur #1 is based
on photographs and sounds from several flights between Vienna and Berlin.
starting point for textur #2
are photographs of satelite dishes in Istanbul | on sounds from Istanbul and Kreuzberg.
based on photographs of a water surface from Niterói, Brasil | on sounds from the Algarve sea.
#4 is based on images of electricity
wires at Jebel Akhdar, Oman | on sounds of electric buzzing.
based on images from the excavation site of Troy, Turkey.
#6 is based on images from Wahiba
Sands, Oman | on sounds of a sandpit in Salzburg.
#7 is based on images from the Vienna Woods | on sounds from the Stadtwald (i.e. 'urban forest'), close to Frankfurt Airport.
#8 is based on aerial images of Bavarian snowfields | on sounds of melting ice cubes.
Kunstverein Alte Schmiede, Vienna, May 2013 (premiere of textur #8) |
Institut für neue Medien, Frankfurt/Main, July 2012 (premiere of
textur #7) |
FAMU, Prague, April 2012 |
Skolská 28, Prague, April 2012 |
Kunstverein Alte Schmiede, Vienna, December 2011 (premiere of textur #6) |
Festival Sláturtíð, Reykjavík, September 2011 |
Tunis University, Tunisia, October 2010 |
KomponistInnenforum Mittersill, Austria, September 2010 |
LISZT SCHOOL of Music Weimar, Germany, July 2010 |
Kunstverein Alte Schmiede, Vienna, December 2009 |
SESC Avenida Paulista, São Paulo, September 2009 (premiere of textur
Simultan Festival, Timisoara, May 2009 |
Tovarna Rog, Ljubljana, May 2009 |
SC, Zagreb, May 2009 |
SKC, Beograd, April 2009 |
Narodno pozoriste RS, Banja Luka, April 2009 (premiere of textur #4) |
TKT Fest, Tuzla, April 2009 |
Red House, Sofia, February 2009 |
Ibrasotope, São Paulo, January 2009 |
Plano B, Rio de Janeiro, January 2009 (premiere of textur #3) |
Magyar Muehely Galéria, Budapest, January 2007 |
Goethe-Institut Montevideo, Uruguay, October 2006 |
Parque Central, Mendoza, Argentina, October 2006 |
Monkey Town, New York City, August 2006 |
Bilsar Building, Istanbul, July 2006 |
Kunstverein Alte Schmiede, Vienna, May 2006 |
Nitrianska galéria, Nitra, Slowakia, April 2006 |
Domu umení, Opava, Czech Republic, January 2006 (premiere of textur
Images and Music,Frankfurt, Germany, December 2005 (premiere
of textur #1)
#1 ..... textur
#2 ..... textur
#3 ..... textur
#7 ..... textur
intermedia art projects and sound installations
by Bernhard Gal