Feigl (1983) is intrigued by motion and by how materials behave differently when set in motion. What inspires him are changing patterns, irregularities, such as the ridges and scales in the sand of a beach that continuously change by wind and water or the twisting movement of a rope, a ribbon or a heavy chain: each material behaves in a Unique way. Feigl plays with these materials and tests their limits. In that process he distills that one exciting moment, exposes and enlarges it, and directs his audience to see what he sees. His installations seem to defy the laws of nature, sometimes threatening and overwhelming, sometimes elegant and playful.
Feigls work refers, among other things, to the struggle of mankind with control. Through constructions and technology humanity has created forces that can barely, if at all, be controlled. The machines that control the forces of nature have their limitations. In the long run our structures are just as fragile and transient as we are.
Feigl comments on the aesthetics of his kinetic predecessors and presents sleek, formal and poetic imagery with his dynamic machines. The sober forms of his installations, the subtle carpet of sound that often accompanies his work and the hypnotic regularity, at the same time deal with the naive dream of techno-optimism and offer an ingenious and strong alternative. Technology and forces of nature are our inseparable companions.
14.05.2020 - 18:00