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shift/walls 2022 - The Church of Digital - Alfred Stoll
open ateliers and an exhibition space


shift/walls 2022  - the open ateliers and an exhibition space project by Künstlerhaus at the Kunsthaus throughout the 17 days for 8 artists from Friday, 14 October to Sunday, 30 October 2022. The artists: Alfred Stoll, Kashi Meyer, Otakar Skala, Simona Leyzerovich, René Radomsky, Martin Gerstenberger and the duo "hadihopsasa", consisting of Viola Karaalioğlu and Tim Auzinger. 

During the project Alfred Stoll continued his experiments with the digital space and its integration into the real space as well as working on atmospheric and participatory elements as the basis for a dialogue between art and the viewer. The focus was to observe how the viewer reacts to the changes in the atmosphere of the exhibition space within the project, as the project was ideally suited to work in stages and the viewer could observe the changes every open Sunday. The second and crucial factor in the project was to make the viewer co-creator through interactive interaction with the exhibition objects and the communication of art and viewers indirectly through a game form, where the viewer could intern with the object as they wished in an augmented reality format. During the project Alfred Stoll created 13 augmented reality effects on his paintings in 2D animation format, as well as several 3D sculptures and a digital space.

Based on the shape of the space, the long wide high central aisle of the Kunsthaus and the dense network of associations evoking this space, it was decided to use the metanarrative of the Christian church to create an atmosphere. However, the metanarrative itself only fulfils the role of creating atmosphere and immersion. The Church of Digital is part of Alfred Stoll's artist statement, which emphasizes the importance of digital art and the possibilities not only for the artists but also for the audience. The focal point of the project is a media installation of translucent fabrics at the end of the aisle. At the centre of the installation was a display on which a new crucifixion would appear every few seconds. The 377 crucifixes were created in collaboration with artificial intelligence, the number of various and dissimilar objects and the duration of the video sequence, should give the impression that these objects are created randomly at the same time. The main theme of the installation is diversity. Layered draperies inspired by Renaissance art are used to project videos with different subjects ranging from abstract colour spots to digital objects.  Two red ropes hang down on either side of the top which meet the inscription at the floor "God is Trans".

Address: KunstKulturQuartier, Kunsthaus, Königstraße 93, 90402 Nürnberg

Open days: three project Sundays (16, 23 and 30 October 2022)

On Friday, 28 October, a performance evening starts at 7 p.m.

On Saturday, 29 October, a live recording of the culture podcast „Zwei Flaschen Wein“ will follow at 7 p.m.



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