O.T. 875. 2016
O.T. 875 / Wooden beams / Video Projection / 15 x 10 x 5 m / Kunstfabrik HB55 / Berlin
The big, spatial art work was installed in an old margarine factory hall.
General Artist Statement
In my artistic research I’m concerned with the transformation processes of digital signs. The foundation of my work are drawings, generated and composed on a tablet and computer. Many steps of transformation are necessary to help the tablet drawings reach their final form – such as paintings, sculptures or spatial installations. Comprehensibility and haptics, but also imprecision and errors are given back to these digital units. A real materiality is passed back to these virtual data files with all the substantial characteristics becoming visible in this transforming process.
The installation O.T. 875 was containing wooden beams and an all over video projection of 2D beams in a virtual 3D space. Background of the colour concept is a transformation of the Latin alphabet with its 26 characters into colours. The projection is a 30 min. loop.
O.T. 923. 2017
O.T. 923 / Lumen Matrix Exhibition / Polyester strings / Videoprojection / 15 x 5 x 4 m / Today Art Museum / Beijing / China
The big, spatial art work was installed in the entrance of the exhibition organised by Lumen Prize in Beijing.
The installation O.T. 923 was containing a metal and wood construction holding a set of 39 polyester strings. The strings built an arrangement of semitransparent forms, which were projection canvas for a vivid animation of 2D beams in a virtual 3D space. Background of the colour concept was a new set of 26 colours (transformed out of the Latin alphabet).
O.T. 968. 2018
O.T. 968 / Wooden beams and boards / Videoprojection / commissioned by Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure and SPACE with funding from the Arts Council England Libraries Opportunities for Everyone Innovation Fund / 15 x 10 x 5 m / London, UK / 2018
The big, spatial art work was installed in the centre of Ilford (London).
O.T. 968 was a spatial installation containing large wooden beams and boards with an all over video projection of beams, triangles and polygons. Created in the centre of Ilford this fusion of a sculpture and a highly technological projection created a meeting place for all visitors with an outstanding, sensory experience, where the audience interactively influenced the vivid projection with their body presence and motion.
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Stefan Reiss studied Fine Arts / Sculpture at the Kunsthochschule Berlin- Weißensee and attended the masterclass at Prof. Inge Mahn and Prof. Berndt Wilde. He's member of the Royal Society of Sculptors. He's winner of SPACE + Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure commission 2018 (London, UK) and N-Ergie Audience Award at Die Blaue Nacht in Nuremberg, Germany 2017. He was nominated for Lumen Prize 2016 (London, UK), Aesthetica Art Prize 2017 (York, UK) and Warsteiner Bloom Award 2015, 2016 and 2018. His works were shown in international exhibitions at Today Art Museum (Beijing, China), Modern Art Museum Shanghai (China), Leeds Digital Festival (UK), Aesthetica Art Prize (York, UK), LYNX Prize (Trieste), European Media Art Festival (Osnabrück, Germany) and Die Blaue Nacht (Nuremberg, Germany)