“You never see the artists’ works to the end. Their actual reality unfolds before our eyes in an endless concatenation of transitory states. They are set in motion by the arrangement in space and the forms of light.”
Artur Elmer, Kunstverein Aalen
“Theinert’s basic material of projection are two-dimensional, white, variable surfaces that roll and unroll like lengths of fabric on various building surfaces. What can be seen is a fluid alternation of opening and closing fields of light. “Regardless of the fact that the brutalist buildings of socialist modernism hold a great fascination for me, they are an ideal projection surface for my work “The Awakening” … In our perception, light and the appearance of the material world are mutually dependent. Ultimately, what we call reality is a thin, ever-changing shell of light in which the material world is embedded. Making this “skin” tangible and playing with it is the idea behind the artistic work.” Bettina Pelz
An installation by light artist Laurenz Theinert now awakens – visible from the outside – the still closed rooms from their enforced corona sleep. Under the title ‘The Awakening’, the light surfaces, which are precisely related to the architecture of the rooms, start to move, build up and then break down again – and thus play in a new way with the intrinsic quality of the spaces. An examination of brightness and darkness, becoming and passing – and of the viewer’s perception.
Galerie AK2, Stuttgart, 2020