Roman Kirschner (Austria/Germany)
- Roots (2005–06)
Roman Kirschner (born in Vienna 1975) lives and works in Cologne.
He studied philosophy and art history in Vienna and attended the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne. In 2001 he co-founded the art group ”fur”, specializing in multisensory interfaces in a games context. In his latest works he explores the animation of matter in visual and acoustic ways, while glimpsing at the emotional implications of turbocapitalism.
During his studies in Vienna he was introduced to the concepts of cybernetics. At the crossover of experimental informatics and arts he found the work of Gordon Pask whose focus on working with raw matter and its dynamic qualities was used in Roots, Kirschner’s latest work.
Kirschner’s work has been shown in Europe, Asia and North and South America. Together with the group ”fur” he has won prizes in Germany and Japan.
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