Nicolas BernierOn Minimalism and Science Fiction
11.10.2019 17:00h Kuppelhalle free entry
For some years, the work of Nicolas Bernier focused on a certain approach to minimalism, conceptual thoughts and material restraints. The performance he is presenting at Future Soundscapes Festival is taking a sharp turn towards non-conceptual, busier soundscapes and colourful visuals inspired by science fiction. Nevertheless, traces of minimalism are still present in this new work and the artist will draw in this lecture some peculiar relationships between minimalism (visual or musical) and science fiction.
transfert (299 792 458 m/s)
12.10.2019 21:00h Betonhalle→Tickets
With transfert (299 792 458 m/s) Canadian artist Nicolas Bernier is visiting science fiction and the oversweet 80s pop culture. The piece is driven by loads of layered synthesizers recalling sci-fi soundtracks that are animating colored neons at the speed of light. Somewhere between the spacetime travel light beams or the spaceship control panels and corridors, the 3 scenographic structures are moved by the artist, altering the perception of light and space. The work is a hyperbolic, artificial science fiction scene.
Nicolas Bernier creates audiovisual performances and installations aiming to carve a dialogue between sound and tangible matter. Shaped by his work within the fields of cinema, literature, dance and theatre companies, his own language blend together elements of music, photography, design, science, video art, architecture, light design and scenography.[DE] In seiner Performance transfert (299 792 458 m/s) befasst sich der kanadische Künstler Nicolas Bernier mit Science Fiction und den “oversweeten” Popkultur-Elementen der 80er Jahre. Das Stück wird von mehreren Synthesizer-Layers angetrieben, die an Sci-Fi-Soundtracks erinnern und bunte Neonröhren in Lichtgeschwindigkeit animieren. Das Werk ist eine hyperbolische, künstliche Science-Fiction-Szene.