Kuaishen Auson, Jongwon Choi, Oliver Salkic: Roll_Over_Beethoven II / 2009

September 10 – October 4, 2009

International Beethoven Festival 2009

10 September-4 October 2009

Wednesday, 9 September, 7 pm Opening as part of the "Look at Beethoven" programm of the International Beethovenfest Bonn

2009 Bonner Kunstverein is cooperating with the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. Artists' contributions will be shown under the title Roll_Over_Beethoven II / 2009, a synthesis of media art and classical music.

Jonwon Choi: Active, 2009. Kinetic installation of water waves, light and sound. Choi combines sound waves with water and the reflection of the directed light of a laser. Beethoven's Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major op. 61 sets the surface of the water in wave-like movements. Scanned by a laser, spatial-kinetic sound images are created.

Oliver Salkic: Feel a bit like Beethoven, 2009, a haptic installation. Feel a bit like Beethoven refers to the composer's progressive hearing impairment. Salkic's haptic-contemplative installation allows the audience to feel a work by Beethoven. Vibrations that no longer reach the sense of hearing reach the hand and body.

Kuaishen Auson: Scratching Beethoven - DJ ants, 2009. Biodynamic sound installation from the terrarium. For the past two years, Auson has been translating sensually perceptible phenomena of biological organisms into artistic processes. Together with scientists and biologists, he primarily studies the organisation, logistics and communication behaviour of various ant colonies. Conceived as an artistic cybernetic system, the movement activities of an ant colony are recorded, digitally translated and transformed into the drive energy of a DJ unit.

Further projects for Roll_Over_Beethoven II / 2009 in other exhibition venues: Beethovenhalle Bonn: Eva Kehl-Cremers: Architektique, 2009. Immersive image-sound space for Beethoven's Sonata Pathétique in C minor, op. 13 Kunstmuseum Bonn: RaumZeitPiraten: Tobias Daemgen, Moritz Ellrich Moonlight Sonatas. Media performance in the image-sound laboratory. Project management: Prof. Heide Hagebölling, Luis Négron van Grieken, Department of Video/Interactive Dramaturgy and Media Scenography, KHM Stage design: Bernd Voss, Heinz Nink Cooperation: International Beethovenfest Bonn, Ilona Schmiel, Director | Kunstmuseum Bonn, Dr Christoph Schreier, Deputy Museum Director | Bonner Kunstverein, Stephan Strsembski, Deputy Director More information at: www.beethovenfest.de and www.khm.de

Kuaishen Auson: Scratching Beethoven – DJ-Ameisen. Courtesy the artist.

Kuaishen Auson: Scratching Beethoven – DJ-Ameisen. Courtesy the artist.