electronic sound installations, Austrian artist Franz Pomassl
explores the boundaries of our hearing. For the MUU Gallery he
will construct a neutral, dimly lit space, filling it with both
ultra and infra sounds. These extremely high and low frequencies
cannot be heard by human ears. Instead, they can be felt - thus
making aural perception a physical experience.
Pomassl manipulates our sense of space,
direction, and distance, striving to break away from the confines
of traditional perception. His refusal to use images, objects,
or other visual material stems from his belief that the classic
visual media are so limited. Instead, the spaces and conditions
he creates expand our aural experiences
by changing our perception of space.
Pomassl is also known for his collaborations
with Peter Kogler, Kodwo Eshin, and Alois Huber. Co-owners of
the Laton label since 1990, Pomassl and Huber will both perform
live at the Avanto Club on Friday.