Planet der Pendler mit den drei Zeitmonden

Planet der Pendler mit den drei Zeitmonden

Hofstetter Kurt

German, 180 pages, 23.5 x 29.7 cm, numerous b/w images

August 2019


€ 36,00 [A]

€ 35,00 [D]

Hofstetter Kurt realized Austria's first video-computer-art installation in the busy train station Landstraße Wien Mitte, and called it Planet der Pendler mit den drei Zeitmonden. The artist recognizes that parallelisms and cycles are created by the commuters there. Coding their presence into four connected Hofstetter Pendel Uhrwerke (Hofstetter Pendulum Clockworks) allows viewers to experience time and infinity. Now for the first time, the artist's chronological conceptualization and realization process can be traced in the images, texts, documents and archival footage in this publication.
Seduced by the discipline that thinks in infinities that is philosophical mathematics, parallelisms and cycles govern Hofstetter Kurt's artistic universe well into the present. He discovers new methods that reference the archaic and the elemental, flowing into the art of many different disciplines. With his Inductive Rotation method (2008), for instance, he creates aperiodical and asymmetrical structures on two parallel planes that reveal themselves in images and sculptures. From this, Hofstetter deduces a weaving technique giving weaving culture, which has been operating in periodical patterns for thirty thousand years, aperiodical textures for the very first time. It also led to the creation of a new artform: Ambient Tactile Art. And Hofstetter Kurt composes super-symmetrical music with this technique, which allows for a creative synnergy between the tonal and the atonal through space-time commutation. In her essay, Barbara Doser places Hofstätter Kurt's artistic oeuvre as an aesthetic commutation of existential phenonena at event horizons.