Martin Klimas. polarloops

  • Artists:
    Martin Klimas
  • Date:
    19.1. to 03.3.2018
  • Venue:

In his experimental examination of the medium of photography, Martin Klima’s artistic practice repeatedly revolves around the two factors that constitute the medium of light and time.

 

Martin Klimas is a photographer, in which each result is preceded by lengthy theoretical research and a series of practical experiments. Martin Klimas does not find his motifs, he constructs them. His studio is the site of the experiment and the final image production, his photographic method is analytical rather than intuitive.

 

Klimas current exhibition’ polarloops’ is the result of his work with specific aspects of light. The films in the exhibition are the aesthetic form of his experiments and experimental setups on the physical phenomenon of light polarization. Klimas uses his camera to film collages made of transparent foil, which he has cut out and arranged on a light table for various constellations. The result is a motionless film, a banal still life of isolated, geometric, colorless, plastic films. Interesting and aesthetically relevant, the experiment installs a polarizing filter between still life and camera, which rotates 360 degrees and thus filters out ever different light waves between still life and camera. The result is now colourful and above all, it seems to us to be moving and in constant change, a dynamic transformation of light, form and colour.

 

Like light boxes, climate-friendly works seem to the viewer from the darkness of the gallery space, subject to constant transformation, without beginning and end, yet still retain their pictorial character. The polarizations represent nothing but their own transformation, are aesthetic manifestations of physical phenomena and inevitably fascinate us.

 

Martin Klimas, untitled (polarization #0215) video still, 2017

Martin Klimas, untitled (#0217), video still, 2017

Martin Klimas. polarloops

  • Artists:
    Martin Klimas
  • Date:
    19.1. to 03.3.2018
  • Venue:

In his experimental examination of the medium of photography, Martin Klima’s artistic practice repeatedly revolves around the two factors that constitute the medium of light and time.

 

Martin Klimas is a photographer, in which each result is preceded by lengthy theoretical research and a series of practical experiments. Martin Klimas does not find his motifs, he constructs them. His studio is the site of the experiment and the final image production, his photographic method is analytical rather than intuitive.

 

Klimas current exhibition’ polarloops’ is the result of his work with specific aspects of light. The films in the exhibition are the aesthetic form of his experiments and experimental setups on the physical phenomenon of light polarization. Klimas uses his camera to film collages made of transparent foil, which he has cut out and arranged on a light table for various constellations. The result is a motionless film, a banal still life of isolated, geometric, colorless, plastic films. Interesting and aesthetically relevant, the experiment installs a polarizing filter between still life and camera, which rotates 360 degrees and thus filters out ever different light waves between still life and camera. The result is now colourful and above all, it seems to us to be moving and in constant change, a dynamic transformation of light, form and colour.

 

Like light boxes, climate-friendly works seem to the viewer from the darkness of the gallery space, subject to constant transformation, without beginning and end, yet still retain their pictorial character. The polarizations represent nothing but their own transformation, are aesthetic manifestations of physical phenomena and inevitably fascinate us.