‹RGB|CMYK Kinetic›(2015) offers poetic experiences in which color, movement, and sound are in harmony. This work is a hanging formative art and realizes choreography of light and music. This work is based on kinetic art and light art, two important genres of the 20th century avant-garde. Main attribute of ‘adding and subtracting’ of light is born into choreography of light through this work. In this work, 5 discs move sophisticatedly, and reflect light of red, blue, and green to floor. Discs reflect the light and make colorful shadows with black shadow on floor and wall. Discs which seem to be in a weightless state create a space for immersion by making colorful light and shadow that move simultaneously in line with calculated motion.
When the discs start to move to the music by Ólafur Arnalds, composer from Iceland, RGB reflection occurs in one direction, and CMYK reflection occurs in another direction, making shadow of light in the exhibition space. As for the sound work, depending on the height of the discs moving in the air, five kinds of digital sounds are played. At this time, the music which is played in communication with movements of the discs completes choreography. Through this exhibition, ART+COM STUDIOS develops further his works based on kinetic sculptures and reflecting kinema tronics and tries to explore poetic possibility of digital arts through large-scale installations.
Joachim Sauter has worked as a media artist and designer who focuses on digital technologies since the early 1980s. He has experimented the methods to express contents, forms, and narrations. In 1988, along with peer artists, designers, scientists, and technicians, he established ART+COM, and has conducted practical researches on the media newly appearing in art and design areas. He has displayed his works in many world-renowned institutions such as Centre Pompidou of Paris, Biennale of Venice, City Gallery of Amsterdam, Museum of Contemporary Art of Sydney, and won lots of awards including Golden Lion of Cannes, D&AD Black Pencil, and Prix Ars Electronica.