Schauraum: Kathrin Stumreich


The focal point is a translucent flag, its movement choreography is controlled by complex robotics.
Beyond the flag´s operation range, a laser and a light sensor are positioned. Upon collision between laser and fabric – sound is created.  
This work’s poetry lies in the random-appearing combinations of floating silk and gritty sound. Underlying this is Stumreich’s precise audiovisual composition. Every drape has been analyzed on the basis of its sound. According to these aesthetics, the robotics of the flag choreography SOVEREIGNTY was programmed to run in a 9-minute loop. Marked by sharp laser beams, sovereignly associated elements (as the title implies) can be found, such as leeway, a change of direction, or a drop.

Kathrin Stumreich graduated in Digital Arts at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and transcends disciplines. Recently, she won the Marianne.von. Willemer Prize for Digital Media and her work has been internationally shown since 2008.

curated by: Ruth Schnell and Tommy Schneider

Opening hours: daily 10:00 – 20:00
Schauraum: Kathrin Stumreich, SOVEREIGNTY


12. July 2018 - 19:00
13. July 2018 - 28. September 2018
Schauraum, Quartier21, MuseumsQuartier, Museumsplatz 1/5, 1070 Wien