Achim Wollscheid

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Achim Wollscheid

Achim Wollscheid (DE) integrates sound, light and architecture in his projects.

In Achim Wollscheid's work the art object is reduced to a systematic response to a given situation: lights react to passers-by, sound banks play back in response to voices and ambient noise, lights dim randomly, objects and rooms resonate against the drumming of small hammers. Through applying these systems of interaction and response, the art object as a singular body disappears in order to reveal the broader, delicate interplay of multiple bodies within social space.

Achim Wollscheid is a media artist whose work over the past 20 years has been at the forefront of experimental music. He has performed and presented installation projects internationally. His work in sound has led to an interest in the relation between sound, light and architectural space, which he pursues through public, interactive and electronic projects. He is a founding member of Selektion, an organization for the production and distribution of information systems.

During a period of seven years Achim Wollscheid developed several concepts for a computer-based interactive installation in the law court of Frankfurt (Germany): resolving interactions: the Frankfurt lawcourt projects. The book documents considerations and the work's progress which developed between the architectural, social, bureaucratic, technical and artistic systems as well as the results, in 2001.

With V2_, he published in 1992 the essay Shifts in the Book for the Unstable Media.


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