Bunter Abend

GÆG – Wolfgang Aichner & Thomas Huber

19 Mar — 7 Apr 11

Müllerstrasse 10

Photography of the large-scale projection "Bunter Abend" by Wolfgang Aichner and Thomas Huber on the facade of a building at Müllerstr. 10 at night. In the projection, two thick colours - green and red - flow over each other from the upper edge of the projection area.

Bunter Abend, 2011 © Foto: Wolfgang Aichner

For three weeks, artists Wolfgang Aichner and Thomas Huber are realizing their large-scale projection “Bunter Abend” on a building façade in Glockenbachviertel.

The concept is as simple as it is powerful: From the upper edge of the projection area, six different hues of viscous colour flow over each other in a video loop.

The downwardly moving, wet edge of the colour film appears three-dimensional and has an almost sensual materiality. However, the seemingly filmed colour streaks that form a surface are a digitally generated animation. Digital simulation virtually ‘trumps’ (photographic) reality here: the animated colour runs look tastier, more vivid and more impressive than even professionally filmed and elaborately illuminated colour runs of physical paint. In this way, “Bunter Abend” (“Colourful Evening”) is primarily concerned with the upheavals in our visual perception at the interface between the analogue and digital worlds.

Wolfgang Aichner, born in 1965 in Frontenhausen, lives and works in Munich. Thomas Huber, born in 1965, lives and works in Munich.


Müllerstrasse 10

80469 Munich