Newcastle, UK

Torsten Lauschmann, Father’s Monocle, 2011, custom-built game engine, projector, meniscus lens, motor. Installation view.

Torsten Lauschmann, Father’s Monocle, 2011, custom-built game engine, projector, meniscus lens, motor. Installation view.

Torsten Lauschmann

Laing Art Gallery

Torsten Lauschmann, Father’s Monocle, 2011, custom-built game engine, projector, meniscus lens, motor. Installation view.

Experimenting with old and new technologies to explore the performative and sculptural possibilities of moving-image installations, Glasgow-based artist Torsten Lauschmann mounted five disparate pieces in this AV Festival event to create a peculiarly cogent installation that unfolded in time, changing constantly as the pieces playfully interacted in an array of combinations. The individual works—including several projections, a digital player piano, and a snow machine—provided mechanical movement, sounds, and light integral to the overall effect. Lauschmann programmed certain aspects of the pieces to run continuously, while others were sequenced to occur at varying times, turning the installation into an ever-changing theatrical event as well as a collection of individual artworks.

For most of the time, the space was dark, lit only by the five pieces installed throughout

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