Roland Maurmair: NEW WORLD ORDER
An abstracted world map of transparent materials is the focal point of the installation.
Each continent is anchored by strings and hangs displaced in space. Motor-controlled cords pull at the
panels of fabric and change their form and contour. As soon as sensors detect a passing visitor the installation is set in
motion. The presence of the observer brings the motors to a gradual standstill, permitting a personalized viewing of the world
map. An architecture of surfaces positioned in space that continually transform the room through their movement. In the process,
determined by the shifting locations and positions, new perspectives of the world consistently emerge. New World Order is
also an attempt to make us aware of how focused we are on electronic two-dimensional surfaces and, thereby, lose sight of
the world. Material in motion is an analogy to a flickering stream of images, its standstill a homage to the moment.
Roland Maurmair was born in Innsbruck in 1975. He studied Visual Media Design at the University of Applied
Arts and graduated from the Institute of Art and Knowledge Transfer. He has had numerous exhibitions and presentations in
Austria and abroad. Currently, he lives in Vienna and works as a freelance artist, specializing in media and primitive technology.
curated by: Ruth Schnell and Tommy Schneider.
the installation is supported by Stadt Innsbruck and Land
07. July 2016 - 19:00
08. July 2016 - 04. September 2016
Schauraum, quartier21, Electric Avenue, MuseumsQuartier,
Museumsplatz 1/5, 1070 Wien