Tuesday, April 21, 2009 @ 8 PM @ DOX
Lecture and video presentation
The Berlin artist and composer, Jan-Peter E.R. Sonntag, will be presenting his multidisciplinary project, entitled sonArc::project. The work moves between the fields of electricity research, video, spatial installation and performance. Since the 1990s, Sonntag, whose artistic roots reach back to the minimal- and concept art as well as to the so-called new and experimental music, has repeatedly cooperated with scientific laboratories. Alongside the examination of human perception, the question at the centre of his artistic work concerns the visions of modernity – an unfinished project. With sonArc::project, a project cycle in alternating aesthetic formats, the artist has been in search of the essence of electricity as well as the possibility of domesticating lightening since 2003: that is, in search of the electric/electronic sources and, at the same time, visions of our media age.
Jan-Peter E.R. Sonntag is an artist focusing mainly on media art-based room installations. He studied fine arts, art history, music theory, composition, philosophy and cognitive science and, in 2002, founded N-solab. He is a cofounder of “hARTware-projects” – now “HMKV”, “oh Ton” , “unerhört”. 2008: In addition to receiving a Haupstadtkulturfond grant for “e-topia”, he was awarded the “German Sound Art Prize”, the “Cynet Art Award”, got a prize in the competition for a mobile architecture “ohrenstrand mobil” in Berlin and he opened the Ars Electronica in Linz with his sonArc::project.