Splendid Voids: Immersive Installations and Performances

The Ammerman is thrilled to welcome back our January Tech Week Workshop guest instructor, Kurt Hentschlager, to discuss “Splendid Voids: Immersive Installations and Performances” at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 11, in Oliva Hall at Cummings Arts Center.

Kurt Hentschlager creates both installations and performances, most always audiovisual and immersive in nature. Human perception, individual and collective consciousness, nature, and artifice are among the subject matters he has explored for over 30 years. His works have characteristically been visceral and challenging, with extreme perceptual effects, composed from light, sound and fog. These works physiologically and emotionally affect the viewer's experience. A recurring topic in his work is the human body with its perceptual brain “apparatus,” especially the way that the brain processes the outside world, colored by cultural background, imagination, subjectivity, and individual psychology. Hentschlager’s approach is interdisciplinary and experimental, fusing both analogue and digital media, rooted in an early and continuing focus on architecture and sound.

This talk is the last of the Ammerman Center’s 2021-2022 Colloquia series and is available for the Connecticut College community and the public via Facebook Live.


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