Philipp Geist 2011 - 2005 Light Installations/ Video Mapping videogeist.com / philipp-geist.de
The Berlin artist Philipp Geist (1976) works internationally as a light and multi-media artist in the mediums of video, performance, photography and painting. In 2011, he has shown abstract photo works in a solo exhibition in the Museum für gegenstandsfreie Kunst in Otterndorf, including the video mapping show 'Construction|Deconstruction' on the museum facade and the installation "Liquid Time" on the historical Water Tower in Cuxhaven. Earlier in 2011, he showed his outdoor installation 'Time Drifts' during the 125th anniversary of the city of Vancouver, and in 2010, visitors of the Montreal Mutek festival for new media could experience 'Time Drifts'.In December 2009, Geist showed a 4D mapping installation on the facade of the royal throne in Bangkok on the occasion of king Bhumibol's 82nd birthday. The one-hour-show was seen by 2,5 million of visitors.At the Glow Festival 2009 in Eindhoven he showed the light installation 'Timing'. In 2008, during the 'Long Night of the Museums', he exhibited his video installation 'Time Fades' at the Kulturforum.In September 2007, he realized the video installation 'Time Lines' on the entire front of the Palazzo delle Espozioni in Rome. In 2006, he opened the Salon Noir within the context of the exhibition 'Melancholie, Genie und Wahnsinn' ('Melancholy, Genius and Insanity') in the Berlin Neue National Galerie. Together with the symphony orchestra OBC Barcelona and the Finnish sound ensemble Pan Sonic, Geist opened in 2004 the Sonar Festival in Barcelona. He has exhibited his art work and audio-visual performances internationally at various renowned festivals and art spaces. Geist´s projects are characterized by their complexity and the integration of the location, the sound and moving images. In his video mapping installations, he avoids using canvasses and turns diverse architectures in moving, painterly light sculptures, which challenge the onlookers' perception of two- and threedimensionality.