Tanja Brandmayr / Astrid Benzer

7 Minutes Counterworld and Quantum Cinema
Fri, 10. Sept, 18:00-24:00
Sat, 11. Sept, 08:00-24:00
Sun, 12. Sept, 08:00-18:00

Content consisting of light, rhythmization and image fragments is projected onto an afterglow surface. Motion sequences and text are explored as a cinema with afterglow properties.

Projection surfaces, interior and exterior relations, questions of consciousness, materiality and media are thematized. It is about screen, light and content in phosphorescent cinema mode. Phosphorescence describes a quantum physical effect in the excitation of light: In the interaction of the components, a reference on a prototypical quantum cinema is created here, in which the light surfaces in the high-energy mode change back to a low-energy level by emitting the photons previously absorbed. With and in this afterglow, short scenes of body presences are shown in obfuscation, inversion, or as an early chronophotography image quotation. At stake in the digital paradigm shift are fundamental questions about what kinds of form/content even transition into what is often called “immersive” in a technology context. But what does actual immersion mean? With Postglow Cinema we're making the auratic technology shine. Diffusivity instead of hyperreality.
Post Glow Cinema was shown as a prototype in the summer of 2021 at electropixel 11, as part of the STWST and APO33 Exchanges at Plateforme Intermédia in Nantes/F.

Astrid Benzer (AT) born 1972 in Wels. Studied Visual Media Design and Experimental Visual Design at the University of Artistic and Industrial Design in Linz. Lives and works in Marchtrenk and Linz in the crossover jungle of art & graphics.

Tanja Brandmayr (AT) is artist and writer and has been working for many years and in different contexts between text, media, staging and art. Art and context research Quasikunst in cooperation with STWST. Also editor and author for art and culture magazines. Lives in Linz/Austria. https://quasikunst.stwst.at

Post Glow Cinema is related to the art and research field Quasikunst.