Exhibition

TIME FORMS

In his first solo exhibition Benjamin Weber shows works which reflect different aspects and theories about time. His oeuvre touches physical themes as the chaos theory, relativity theory as well as the digital universe. Each artwork illustrates a specific facet of time and reveals how the artist explores it.

Jun 26 2019 to Jul 12 2019
Reindorfgasse 42
1150 Vienna
Phone: 06604517466
Wednesday - Friday:
16:00-20:00
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 to Friday, July 12, 2019
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Improper Walls presents a solo show by Benjamin Weber (src)

The artworks of the exhibition “Time Forms” are created in a certain space and time. Just like the surrounding environment moves forward and changes, so do they. They stay in correlation with time and space and reveal to the spectator of today meanings that were and will be hidden to the spectator of yesterday and tomorrow. In this way, artworks take on different time forms and lead us into a world of imagination of which nobody can tell how it will play out.
Time and space have always been with us. Which one is holding the truth? All events happening stay in correlation with each other, driving themselves forward. But what if things, left alone with imagination, turn around and manifest reversed? Nobody can tell how it will play out!

In his first solo exhibition Benjamin Weber shows works which reflect different aspects and theories about time. His oeuvre touches physical themes as the chaos theory, relativity theory as well as the digital universe. Each artwork illustrates a specific facet of time and reveals how the artist explores it.

The artwork "Time Forms" (2009) deals with the relativity theory and was already shown at Benjamin’s first exhibition ten years ago. His grandmother examined the work and saw herself reminded of the beginnings of her grandson's artistic creativity, which led her to pass a book on to him, containing a drawing, which he made when he was about 2 years old. In connection with the exhibition at that time, the book - which can be seen as the artist's first work of art – made it possible to create an interaction between the past and the present, which is extended by the aspect of the future by showing “Time Forms” in his solo exhibition at Improper Walls.

The work "Solar Time" (2008), whose 8 points illustrate the planets of our solar system, addresses changing perspectives in the course of time. By programming the oscilloscope, a 9th point occurred that coincides with the discovery of another planet 10 years later. The questioning of changing views continues with "Black Screen" (2012). It reflects the pictorial structure and how it can change under the influence of time. The resulting examination of Kazimir Malevich's “Black Square” (1915) illustrates the constantly transforming concept of art.

Benjamin Weber (src) studied Digital Arts at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. As an international artist, hacker, and researcher, Benjamin is always at the forefront of emerging technologies and involved in their development. His work ranges from interactive real-time computer graphics to large-scale virtual reality simulations. He currently lives and works as an independent artist in Vienna, Austria.
https://bw.nu/

Vernissage: June 26, 2019, 7 - 10 pm
Exhibition duration: June 27 until July 12, 2019
Opening hours: Wednesday - Friday, 4 pm - 8 pm
Location: Improper Walls. Reindorfgasse 42, 1150 Vienna