Sonic Cinema is thrilled to present an evening of recent films by Austrian audiovisual artists exploring the boundaries of perception. Through the concepts of visual music and synaesthesia –a neurological condition that causes a blending of the senses– these formally adventurous works blur the boundaries between the visual and sonic arts.
Rainer Kohlberger uses digital-projection technology in a radical way. Through impulses and waves of pure light, the intentional overload of the human perception apparatus leads to visual impressions that appear exclusively in the literal »eye of the beholder«. Layers of noise, drones and stroboscopic lights unfold a sense of the infinite as well as the very now. Image surface and image space meld into one (consciousness-)state, in which categories such as being and non-being, material and immaterial appear obsolete.