RGB - Red + Fan, Vienna, 2001 - photo: Bernhard GalRGB - Blue + Aquarium, , Vienna, 2001 - photo: Bernhard Gal





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Site-specific intermedia installation

In RGB, Bernhard Gal uses the colors red, green, and blue to focus on the relationships between light, sound, and space. Concrete sounds and everyday objects are set in relation to abstract sound and light situations. The installation is based on two parallel layers of perception: on the one hand, light and sound are understood as concrete characteristics of the objects installed in the space. The objects are assigned colors (toaster – red; aquarium – green; ventilator – blue). Through sequencing software they are turned on and off in alternation; the objects’ resulting inherent sounds are amplified and projected into the room. At the same time, in a second layer, three “abstract” spatial and acoustic situations are created. Here, each color is assigned a side of the room and a composition. The result is nine different light and sound choreographies, each of which defines the installation or perceptual space for 3–5 minutes.
RGB (2001)

Aquarium, toaster, ventilator, lamps, opera, microphones, loudspeakers, sequencing software
Past presentations

das weisse haus, Vienna, March 24th - May 11th, 2010
Part of the group exhibition 'Transformers'.

Alpen-Adria-Universität, Klagenfurt (AUT)
, November 2008
Produced by
Campus Musick | Support: IGNM

Klangturm St. Poelten (AUT), April - November 2006
..Design of objects: Nanna Neudeck | Support: Musik aktuell

singuhr-hoergalerie in parochial, Berlin, August 2003 (as part of Gal's solo exhibition RGBuSW)
...Technical realization: Götz Dihlmann | Support: DAAD Berlin

Kunstverein Alte Schmiede, Vienna 2001 (premiere)
Technical realization: Martin Murauer
RGB has been published as part of Bernhard Gal's Book & audio CD 'Installations', Kehrer Verlag Germany, 2005.




























































[ RGB at Alpen-Adria-Universität, Klagenfurt 2008, photos: B. Gal ]

[ RGB at singuhr-hoergalerie in parochial, Berlin 2003, photos: Roman Maerz ]

RGB - Red + Fan, Vienna, 2001 - photo: Bernhard Gal........RGB - Blue + Aquarium, , Vienna, 2001 - photo: Bernhard Gal
[ RGB at Kunstverein Alte Schmiede, Vienna 2001, photos: B. Gal ]