Philippe Decrauzat & Alan Licht: Anisotropy

31/3 2016 8 pm

In co-operation with brut

Philippe Decrauzat has been exploring the field of abstraction, op art and kinetic art with his sculptures, paintings, installations and films. Relating to the exhibition The Promise of Total Automation, brut and Kunsthalle Wien present Philippe Decrauzat’s cinematic piece Anisotropy, which is accompanied live on stage by New York guitarist and composer Alan Licht.

The film Anisotropy (2014, 40 min) shows sequences of a rotating aluminium sculpture that originally served as a scientific object to explore wave refraction. In league with the noisy improvisations of Alan Licht, the technoid black-and-white close-ups of the sculpture create an eerily haunting atmosphere, kindling associations with the early days of cinema, with mechanisation and automation.

Swiss artist Philippe Decrauzat works as a professor at the Lausanne Art School. His works have been shown in numerous international exhibitions in Europe and America. Alan Licht, an American musician, composer and author, is native to numerous genres and known for his compositions in such fields as pop music, noise, free jazz and minimal music. The aluminium sculpture Anisotropy that forms the key component of the eponymous cinematic work is currently on display in the Kunsthalle Wien’s exhibition The Promise of Total Automation.

Location: brut, Karlsplatz 5, 1010 Vienna

Tickets: EUR 16 / EUR 12 / EUR 8

A Co-production of the Centre Culturel Suisse Paris and La Bâtie – Festival de Genève.

Supported by Pro Helvetia.

Sun 13/3, 3 pm
Curator’s tour with Anne Faucheret
Free with brut-ticket

Wed 30/3, 6 pm
Philippe Decrauzat
Kunsthalle Wien Museumsquartier