Ulf Langheinrich


A large square area can be seen, which seems to stand on the surface of a lake in the dark of the night. On the surface the flickering of a screen can be seen.
Ulf Langheinrich

Lake of the Günther-Klotz Park Karlsruhe

September 11 to October 25

The »OSC-K« installation presented on the lakeside of the Günther-Klotz-Anlage consists of a large-format screen on which bright colors and flickering effects alternate. Especially in the twilight, the pulsating images, rhythmically attuned to the frequency of breath and heartbeat, create a glittering play of light. The light reflections are mirrored on the surface of the lake, visually inscribing the work into its surroundings. Walking along the shore of the lake, visitors hear a variety of sounds from the loudspeakers installed there that intensify the immersive effect of the work. As you walk along the lake, you will perceive the different acoustic ambiences of the work. The integration of artificial and technological spaces into natural environments blurs the boundaries between artificial and real space. At the same time, the artificial aesthetics and media effects of the work dissolve this connection.

The interview on the work with Ulf Langheinrich

»OSC-K« was selected for the »Seasons of Media Arts« 2020 by ZKM | Karlsruhe.

In this work stroboscopic effects are used. In rare cases, epileptic seizures can be triggered at certain image frequencies. Epileptics or people at risk of epilepsy should stay away from the stroboscopic illumination area. Thank you for your understanding.

Ulf Langheinrich

Ulf Langheinrich (*1960) is a visual artist and composer whose work is mainly concerned with nonnarrative environments and performances. In 1990, he founded the project Granular Synthesis with Kurt Hentschläger in Vienna. Since 2003 he has worked on his own projects, which have previously been shown in various exhibitions at the ZKM. He was a selected artist at the Ars Electronica in Linz and has taught as a guest professor at numerous universities all over the world. Since 2016 he is artistic director of the international festival for computer-based art CYNETART in Dresden. Ulf Langheinrich lives and works in Dresden.