Foto © Elisabeth Kohlweiß
Bernhard Leitner

Serpentinata II [project 1] 2004/06 Exhibition Akademie der Künste am Pariser Platz
Walk-in sound-space-sculpture Two PVC-hoses, both 25 m long, each with 24 loudspeakers; 48-channel composition, stored on two »Fostex 2424LV« HD recorders; 48 amplifiers.
Kaskade [project 2] 2006 Exhibition Allianzgebäude am Kurfürstendamm
Vertical multichannel installation in the Allianz high-rise; 6 parabolic bowls, 6 reflectors, CD player, amplifiers.

Serpentinata II [Projekt 1] 2004/06, © Archiv Leitner
Kaskade [Projekt 2] 2006, © Archiv Leitner
Serpentinata II Sounds flow through the space in vivid wavelike form. The spatial composition is built from linear, intermittent and layered movements of tones among 48 loudspeakers mounted in intervals of 100 cm along PVC hoses organically draped in the room. Tone lines form a gateway, a depression; up and down, their curvatures play around the knees, shoulders, hips or heads of those moving around in the sculpture. The cabling is threaded through the tubes in order to free up space for a physical and aural ramble through the sculpture.
One's own movement within the space sculpture locates the harmony of tone, form, body, eye and ear. The tone line gestalt, gradated in time and space, becomes a self-encounter, a hasty flowing-past, an accompanying gesture, a measuring of close or vast. The visible sculpture is superimposed by manifold acoustic architectures.
Kaskade In the open, kidney-shaped interior of the 12storey stairwell, six parabolic bowls are hung at angles. From the parabolic bowls, narrowly concentrated sound beams are projected downward onto diagonally hung surfaces, and from these reflected to the steps and the walls of the staircase. A stepwise descent of sound turns into an acoustic cascade. From the central cascade, a circulating auditory space forms, made up of sound reflections and visual-haptic sound manifestations. One can fathom its depths as one climbs the entire length of the stairs.
Bernhard Leitner, born 1938, lives and works in Vienna. (German) (English)
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Maria Blondeel
Reinhard Blum/Uwe Bressnik
Jens Brand
Candice Breitz
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Janet Cardiff/George Bures Miller
Nicolas Collins
Alvin Curran
Joanna Dudley
Ulrich Eller
David First
Nina Fischer/Maroan el Sani & Robert Lippok
Terry Fox
Bernhard Gál
Seppo Gründler
Gut & Rist aka Gutarist
Carl Michael von Hauswolff & freq_out orchestra
Susan Hiller
Robert Jacobsen
Rolf Julius
Georg Klein/Steffi Weismann
Katjia Kölle
Christina Kubisch
Hans Peter Kuhn
Tilman Küntzel
Kalle Laar
Donatella Landi
Bernhard Leitner
Aernout Mik
Robin Minard
Ricardo Miranda Zuñiga
Helen Mirra
Michael Muschner
Carsten Nicolai
Andreas Oldörp
Finnbogi Pétursson
Werner Reiterer
Robin Rimbaud aka scanner
Julian Rosefeldt
Klara Schilliger/Valerian Maly
society of algorithm [Guy van Belle/Akihiro Kubota]
Jan-Peter E.R. Sonntag
tamtam [Sam Auinger/Hannes Strobl]
Ana Torfs
Edwin van der Heide
Maurice van Tellingen
Stephen Vitiello
Kris Vleeschouwer
Heinz Weber
Achim Wollscheid
Miki Yui
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