Julius von Bismarck

Julius von Bismarck (with topshot helmet)

Julius von Bismarck

Julius von Bismarck (DE) experiments with human perception and the reconstruction of reality.

The medium of light transversing a space is the very property that makes space experiential, and therefore 'real'. Julius then might use optical elements such as mirrors and lenses, to add an-other dimension to these physical spaces.

Drawing on techniques from visual arts, film, social and physical sciences, Julius develops the appropriate tools for each of his works out of conducted experiments. His recent research focus on natural energies and forces, such as sunlight, gravity and atmospheric pressure; forces he makes experiential through an augmentation of physical space.

With the work Image Fulgurator, he recombined a tool to physically manipulate the photographic pictures of unsuspecting photographers. The image taken is different then the image seen. The combinant only visible on the picture itself - not with the 'naked' eye, a subtly intervention that 'smuggles' information into the image, and questions fundamentals of sensorial perception, as well as authorship or ownership.

The Topshot Helmet, in the picture, is a device to see yourself from above, an object for 'technical sense extension'. The collaborative Stimmungsgasometer is an emotion measuring and displaying system of the Berlin population, projected back upon itself as smileys.

Growing up between Saudi-Arabia and Germany, Julius studied and worked in New York and Berlin, here since 2009 at the Institut für Raumexperimente by Olafur Eliasson. 



Julius takes part in the Internationaal Beeldfestival Rotterdam (IBFR), on October 30 - 31, 2009 in the Lloydkwartier, with the Image Fulgurator, for which he received the Golden Nica during Prix Ars Electronica 2008.

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