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"British and European Legs: Torsten Lauschmann"
2007-07-02 until 2007-07-22
S1 Artspace
Sheffield, , UK United Kingdom

This summer will see the second Contemporary Art Norwich; a citywide biennial event programmed to coincide with the seventeenth EAST international exhibition at Norwich Gallery and Norwich School of Art & Design. OUTPOST, one of the four key partners programming this year’s biennial, has invited S1 Artspace along with nine other artist-led spaces from across Europe and the UK to participate in British and European Legs. Each organisation will reflect OUTPOST’s programming approach by presenting the work of a single artist in temporary spaces located in the city’s aging Anglia Square Shopping Centre.

S1 Artspace has invited Glasgow based artist Torsten Lauschmann to develop & present an on-going work, Curtain.

“Curtain is an ongoing (sculptural) video piece of computer-generated video based on Conway’s Game of Life mathematical explorations. Visually it resembles a curtain moving slightly from a draft of wind. The movement has for me an interesting balance of being both synthetic and real. It creates an artificial veil suggesting something beyond. It is sculptural but immaterial. For me it is a lure, which suggests a better, brighter world behind it but ultimately reveals itself as a mirage. The piece is modular and can take any shape and length by using multiple video projectors / walls - it becomes as much a sculpture, as a film.” Torsten Lauschmann

Torsten is an artist, filmmaker and live performer who investigates the mechanics of digital processes, software creation and the possibilities they present. Recent projects include solo exhibitions at Parisud, Paris and Mary Mary, Glasgow and performances at the Traverse Theatre Edinburgh. He studied Fine Art Photography at Glasgow School of Art and Media Art at HfG Karlsruhe. Since graduating in 1997 he has lived and worked in Glasgow.

S1 Artspace’s participation at Contemporary Art Norwich is generously supported by The Elephant Trust


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