Colore Mobile Immensum, 2017
2 horizontal kinetic interactive and 2 vertical kinetic interactive mirrors, 200 x 100 x 100 cm each
Werner Klotz works exclusively within site-specific and interactive contexts relying on viewer participation to emphasize themes and ideas unique to each project. Using a variety of materials and strategies including light, sound, video and mechanics, these installations engage viewers in ways that address their orientation towards a site and serve as instruments for perception into what makes each site, and each viewer, a unique point of view.
He was recently commissioned (installation July 2018), together with the artist Jim Campbell, to make a public art installation at the Union Square Station of the Central Subway in San Francisco, making a large scale (100 Meter long) kinetic light installation. He realized from 2014 - 2017 3 permanent large scale kinetic sculptures at the sculpture park Kunsthaus Dosse Park in Wittstock, Germany.
He is the recipient of the New York City Art Commission award for excellence in Public Art and the Marler Medien Kunst Preis Raum-Medien, Germany's most respected Media Art Award.
He taught Installation, Social Sculpture and Public Art at the San Francisco Art Institute from 1999 – 2002. He also for a short while at the CAC in Oakland.
He lives and works in New York City and Berlin.
All works shown in the exhibition
Colore Mobile Immensum
Werner Klotz’ works are exclusively within site-specific and interactive contexts that rely on viewer participation to emphasize themes and ideas unique to each project.
Aurelia 1+Hz / proto viva sonification
Interactive bioart that explores the phenomena of interspecies communication, sonification of the environment, and underwater acoustic/bioacoustics, using jellyfish.
A mechanical piano that emulates the frequency spectrum of Sigmund Freud's voice.
DS-X.org & Escape Now!
3D real time a/v generation
Michael Saup & immersive.earth
Completely new installation by the Ars Electronica award-winning professor.
Jules Richard Museum
Early Stereoscopic Pornography
A historical apparatus and a kind of best off from 100 years of erotica in stereoscopic presentation technique.
The World as Will and Representation.
Roaches and robot dogs in final coexistence, dipped into the red light of warming lamps. The foyer of the Festspielhaus in a different way.
»Santa Melodica« (Installation)
SHAPE presents a sound installation of the artist between 21.10. and 14.11.2017 in the Technische Sammlungen Dresden.
With a question in mind, I shot a photo without removing the lens cover of my digital camera.
Hentai Haiku is an excerpt from somewhere between the rapidly evolving worlds of 3D games, anthropomorphic robotics and VR erotica.
The Rain (La Pluie)
Virtual Reality 360° Video, focussing on the delicate issue of ‘comfort women’ in wartime.
Infinity IV & Infinity V
Time stretches, conditions get rough at idle speed ; brutal and aerial at once.