I want to feel and experience life fully. I desire to unfold, to reflect and understand what's in and around me. The sound of ice cracking, the feeling of winter, the quality of wood and the life inside of it. My personal findings are my raw material and my strategy is to remove my attachment. The challenge is to distill the essence of something to the point where it speaks to everybody.
The project between 0 and 1 is one example of my work. It's atmosphere of immersion and it's raw and haptic sounds were born during an extended winter stay in Siberia. 16Hz and it's deeply physical frequencies came out of joy and vitality, and the exhibition Sterz · Pasterz was growing out of a collaboration with my father. This project was inspired by research on our origins and used a melting glacier as a metaphor for personal transformation.
I try to find the most basic elements of what I'm working on - be it a feeling, an atmosphere, a sense of movement in space or something else. To be as clear as possible I use a minimalistic aesthetic, plain and affective sounds, objects and materials.
Two of my current threads are the material wood and experiments on collective art making as part of Art Ashram. My goal is to share the peace, presence and understanding that arises in my process.
Adrian Gutzelnig is a sound and installation artist based in Berlin.
2017 - 2011
Berlin University of Arts (UdK Berlin) - Fine Arts
2009 - 2004
HTBL Ferlach - Machine Engineering and Industrial Design
Trelex Residency, Trélex, Switzerland
Art Ashram, Künstlergut Loitz
ARTFESTIVAL, Atelierhaus Australische Botschaft (Ost), Berlin
Shortlist exhibition - the president's award of UdK
INTO WORLDS, Martin-Gropius-Bau / Berliner Festspiele
Festival of Future Nows 2017 -> ∞, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
Rußschwarz - ein Ritual des Loslassens, graduation show, UdK Berlin
NEU NOW Online Festival - ELIA Artschools
Sterz · Pasterz, galerie 59, Klagenfurt
if machines could think, Luis Leu, Karlsruhe
Transeúnte, collective performance and international exchange, Altos de Chavon, Domenican Republic
open experiment, collective performance and sound project Audio Kitchen, facilitated by Adrian Gutzelnig, UdK Berlin
Stories from The End, UP GALLERY, Berlin
Immer aber wird die Landschaft das belebte Geschöpf bestimmen..., City Gallery, Kunstvereins Wolfsburg
next_generation 6.0, ZKM Karlsruhe