Relative Realities

THU September 8, 2016, 8 AM - 5:30 PM
FRI September 9, 2016, 10 AM - 5 PM
SAT September 10, 2016, 11:30 AM - 5:30 PM
SUN September 11, 2016, 1 PM - 4:30 PM
MON September 12, 2016, 11:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Mariendom Linz
Relative Realitäten Klien Festival 2016Credit: credit: Volkmar Klien

A pendulum swings through a space. A video screen, constituting its pendulum bob, carves its path through the exhibition space. From its ever-changing position it presents a view into a different scene. Although freely swaying through space it collides with objects; invisible, but audible. A computer traces the pendulum’s position and—in a computer model—embeds it into a mathematical world where it collides and interacts with objects. This interaction between the pendulum and its mathematical surroundings provides the source for a three-dimensional soundscape. Something is forced into motion. Slowly it returns to standstill. Next time things will behave rather similarly. Only the world in the computer changes.

Artistic concept, audio and visuals: Volkmar Klien

Sensor and video system, modeling: Thomas Grill

Pendulum Driving device: Bernardo Niederhageböck & Gerald Hanisch

Color grading: Lisa Truttmann

With the support of: Rubblemaster (

Cat-x—technical production: Florian Prix

With the support of: Niederösterreich Kultur, Klangraum Krems, Ministry for Education, Art and Culture, Musik Aktuell