FELIX KIESSLING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Schwindel 1

14,5cm concrete casted sphere, engine, light

lets start to implement little errors, 
Pfefferbergkatakomben, 2011

 

 

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Schwindel 1
(installation view)

 

 

A spherical volume is hanging and slowly (almost non-perceivably) rotating in space and is the only thing that is illuminated. All architectonic or exhibition context is blacked out. The visitor has nothing else to relate himself to than âthe planetÔ, his perception of scale is confused. Human perception creates things around as a fixed scale while processing and rendering reality. This produces a radical simplification of how things really are. Entering this installation, falling into imbalance, allows the visitor to look behind this simplification.

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Eine beleuchtete Kugel rotiert langsam (fast unmerklich) im Dunkel des Raumes. Architektur, Kontext des Rau- mes und der Ausstellungssituation ist von der Dunkelheit verschluckt. Das Einzige zu dem sich der Besucher des Raumes in Beziehung setzen kann, ist die Kugel. Seine gewohnte Wahrnehmung von Ma§stab ist aufgehoben. Die Menschliche Wahrnehmung ist, wŠhrend sie unaufhšrlich RealitŠt prozessiert und konstruiert, dahingehend entwickelt, Dingen um uns herum konstante Grš§en in Relation zu den eigenen Kšrperma§en zu geben. Dieser Prozess ist eine radikale Reduktion und Vereinfachung einer objektiveren RealtŠt. Der bei Betritt der Installation ausgelšste Schwindel, bietet vielleicht einen Blick hinter diese Vereinfachung.

 

 

 

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Planet

Marrakech Biennale 4, Koutoubia Cisterns, Morocco 2012

concrete-casted sphere, engine, light,

Photography: Johannes Foerster

 

 

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Ein Kugelfšrmiges Volumen hŠngt in absoluter Dunkelheit des 25 Meter langen Raumes und ist prŠzise beleuchtet mit einem Projektor. Die Konstellation aus Lichtquelle, beleuchtetem Objekt und dahinter resultierendem Schatten rotiert im Raum. Die Arbeit, die auch als Mond wahrgenommen werden kann, ist eine vertikale Spiegelung des Mondes der Aussenwelt, 6 Meter unter der Erde in den Zisternen der zentralen Koutoubia Moschee in Marrakech.

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A spherical volume hanging in the darkened space is precisely illuminated by a light projector, the constellation of light-source, object and consenquential shadow is rotating in space. The work is exhibited in the cisterns of the central Koutoubia mosque of Marrakech. The Volume, perceptively appearing as the moon, vertically mirrors the Moon outside, 6 meters under ground

 

 

 

 

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Planet auf Reisen / Planet on the road

Island, 2011

 

 

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Schwindel 2

1cm wood sphere, engine, light
lets start to implement little errors, Berlin, 2011

 

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Schwindel 2

1cm wood sphere, engine, light
now open for off seasons, Fichtebunker, Berlin, 2011

 

 

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Planet 4

Wood, light
Glasauge, Berlin, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

Superdimension


concrete, socket, light

Das Numen Genf / ThŽorie des modles, Art & Science: trop simple, trop complexe
Espace dÕexposition de la Head, Geneva, 2010

 

 

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Seramisplanet / Planet Seramis

Ideas Are Motion

Multimedijalmi institut – MAMA, Zagreb, Croatia, 2011

 

 

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Seramisplanet

1cm clay sphere, engine, light
Das Numen Ursprung, Berlin, 2010

 

 

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Auflšsung

 

Licht im Schatten, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg 2012

 

 

 

 

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Arbeitstischplanet

 

 

mixed materials, concrete, engine, light
accidental accomplishment, Berlin 2013

 

 

Every planet I add to our solar system is very different. The only similarity is the effect that each produces – an imbalance, a feeling of vertigo, a perceptual loss of identity. I believe that in this experience of disorientation you are a step closer to how things really are - beyond the subjective reality that the brain produces.

This experience of disorientation can at times be made stronger by building an encapsulated theatrical space completely detached from the outside. In Schwindel 1 (lets start to implement little errors, 2011, a spherical volume is slowly, nearly imperceptibly, rotating in space. It is the only thing illuminated. With all physical space blacked out, all sense of time and scale are lost. The visitor has no context or object to relate to, other than the planet.

Other times the planet produces a duality of experiences. In Planet 4 (Glasauge, 2011) scale is perceived simultaneously in two ways. Upon entering the exhibition space the visitor experiences the sober reality of the room. However, embedded in this banality something seems amiss, there is an error. The prosaic or commonplace scale of physical space is perceived in parallel with the unfiltered, anti-scale of the pure geometry of the planet.

In Arbeittischplanet (accidental accomplishment, 2013) realities overlap. Separated neither by physical compartmentalization nor by the creation of a separate visual field, the planet is integrated into the banal space of its surrounding. It exists inside the same self-evident physical situation as the visitor who is experiencing it. Positioned above a table that displays various everyday objects, the scale of the table and scale of the planet become intertwined and inseparable.

 

 

 

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Marie: âWhat exactly do you want to do?Ô

Felix: âI have this vision in which I walk on a giant sphere that is so immense that if i try to attach this comparatively irrelevant tiny volume with a reinforced line to the ceiling and try to hang it into this cistern - it would never fitÔ

Eric and Christina: âWhat do you want to do?Ô

Felix: âI want a moon in the atelier. Immeasurable in size.Ô

 

 

 

 

 

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