PHILIPP GEIST, Germany

PHILIPP GEIST
Multimedia artist from Germany
Special One selection Monography
from 30 july to 15 september 2009

Visualcontainer is glad to presents monography of Philipp Geist, multimedia and live video performer, on august till september.
This exhibition is a overview about Geist works: live performance, multimedia installation, festival, etc..

PHILIPP GEIST
A self-taught artist based in Berlin since 1999, Philipp Geist (VIDEOGEIST) works internationally through the media of video, performance, photography, and painting. In 2008, he projected his video installation Time Fades across the Piazzetta open space of the Kulturforum in Berlin. In 2007, he screened his video installation Time Lines on the facade of the museum for contemporary art Palazzo delle Esposizioni in the center of Rome. His projects are characterized by a complex integration of space, sound, and moving images. Time plays an important conceptual role in his work, in which this apparently fixed and constant variable is repeatedly subjected to variations.
Music and sound are central elements of Philipp Geist’s work. He enters into a dialogue with music in many of his creations, and this influences the speed, the intensity of the effects, the degree of abstraction, the colorfulness, and also the content of his images. In the course of this process, visual configurations can emerge that do not necessarily accompany the music, but instead challenge it.
The moving image is not given a subordinate role to the music, rather, the two media enjoy equal status. In this way, Geist seeks to overcome the dependency of image on music frequently found in the genre of concert and club visuals.

Selected works:

Palazzo delle Esposizioni (Roma/ Italia) (2007)
“TIME LINES” Facade Video Installation
07./ 08. September 2007 (ReOpening/ Notte Bianca)

Kulturforum / Piazzetta (Berlin/ Germany) (2008)
“TIME FADES” Video Installation
26. Jan 2008

Geneva Palais Eynard, Parc des Bastions (2009)
Mapping Festival
Video Installation 15.May 2009

‘RIVERINE ZONES’ 2006 – 2009
WATER VIDEO INSTALLATION by PHILIPP GEIST
ongoing site-specific installation project

Berlin – Electronic Church (19. Juni 2008)
Fabrizio Nocci + Philipp Geist
Live Audio/ Visual Set

15 Hertz – The Beginning of Time
Audiovisual Performance
Solu aka Mia Makela (Finnland) – Visuals,
Philipp Geist (Berlin) – Visuals,
Fried Dähn – Sound,
Thomas Maos – Sound,

Württembergischer Kunstverein – Camp-Festival 2007
live visual audio set

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