HMKV Hartware MedienKunstVerein

Kerstin Ergenzinger

28 Jan - 19 Feb 2012

Red Noise
28 January – 19 February, 2012

Kerstin Ergenzinger (*1975) received in 2011 the scholarship for woman media artists by the Ministry for Families, Children, Youth, Culture and Sports of North Rhine-Westphalia, which is supervised by the HMKV. From 28th January until 19th February, 2012, the Cologne based artist will be presenting her work Red Noise on the 2nd floor of the Dortmunder U – Centre for Art and Creativity which was developed during the scholarship.

In her project Red Noise, Kersting Ergenzinger deals with the perception and interpretation of "natural" spaces. She explores the interaction of material and motion, guided by signals measured on site. The artist transforms the exhibition space literally into a enormous seismometer. The horizontal basis of the seismometer is the entire floor space, the walls are the vertical axis holding a freely oscillating pendulum. As a seismometer in the gallery space, the entire room listens carefully to weight displacements inside and the slow frequencies of the omnipresent seismic noise moving below its surface. Everyone entering such a place changes the weight distribution and the relational structure inside the room.