TNIII0II0#IV: David OReilly | Thomas Wilfred
The End of Stories | Opus 140
Experience the Fulldome-world premiere of David OReilly’s latest work as well as a light-painting composition of “visual music”-artist Thomas Wilfred.
- 15 – 20 min / 24 min
David OReilly: The End of Stories
“The End of Stories” is a collage of 37 perspectives of people from around the world coping with the turbulence of pandemic life. The anonymous callers express their personal thoughts and feelings, sharing an inability to imagine the future. Each perspective is represented visually with cascades of choreographed space-debris, animated primarily by the voice of each speaker. “The End of Stories” ties in with David OReilly’s “Corona Voicemails” trilogy and expands it into an immersive fulldome experience.
Thomas Wilfred: Opus 140 “Visual Counterpoint” (1950)
With his lumia instruments that created compositions from electrical, mechanical and reflective elements, the American light artist Thomas Wilfred (1889-1968) created a new art form at the crossroads between technology and modern art. The light paintings he composed – meditative, northern lights-like colour symphonies –, and which he presented quietly without musical accompaniment, earned him a place in the Museum of Modern Art, New York as part of the exhibition “15 Americans” in 1952 together with Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko.
In collaboration with the Epstein Collection and Stiftung Planetarium Berlin, four of his works that were originally presented as screen and ceiling projections have been re-filmed and adapted for the first time for the largest visual space of our age, allowing them to be experienced in a new way. His symphonies will be presented in silence.