What does music look like? What is the shape of air? It is not art that can make this kind of thing visible, but measuring instruments – but art can open up the visually immensely rich fund. The diversity of sound also corresponds to a diversity of visible waves.
Johannes Kreidler makes this pool his own, driving it from measurement into the aesthetic ecstatic. First he makes recordings with instruments and professional singers, creates a sample palette from the softest noise to booming opera sound. His pen is the cello bow, his brush the vocal cords. He then uses it to set pictorial subjects in vibration.
Where sound waves intersect, the past and the future meet, the time axes, which, as sound, swing out into periodicity and noise. Just as van Gogh’s brushstroke in the „Starry Night“ captures the atmospheric pulsations, Kreidler’s technique draws the vibrations of voices and instruments into the picture, between wild manifestation and
fragile mobility; the image of sound interlocks to form a new object.