Philipp Geist VideoGeist Art

December 31, 2017 by Laura Gomez


 

The Berlin artist Philipp Geist (1976) works internationally as an artist with the mediums of video- / light installation, photography and painting. For three days, realized mind a large picturesque video mapping installation “Gate of Words” on the issues of peace and freedom on 3-October 5, 2015 at the Azadi Tower (Freedom Tower) in Tehran, Iran. In Dhaka Bangladesh he realized on a ruined palace installation “Hidden Places”

Philipp Geist works internationally as a light and multi-media artist in the mediums of video, performance, photography and painting. The Berlin artist Philipp Geist (1976) showed a 4D mapping installation on the facade of the royal throne in Bangkok on the occasion of king Bhumibol’s 82nd birthday in December 2009. The one-hour-show was the central part of the celebrations and was seen by 2,5 million of visitors.

In 2008, during the ‘Long Night of the Museums’, he showed his video installation ‘Time Fades’ at the Kulturforum. In this installation Geist interprets the themes of space and time. He avoids using canvasses and projects directly on parts of the façade of the architecture and on transparent grounds like sheets of gauze and fog.

 


 

In September 2007, he realized the video installation ‘Time Lines’ on the entire front of the Palazzo delle Espozioni in Rome at its re-opening after it had been closed for five years. The installation was opened by the mayor of Rome, Walter Veltroni, and was seen by approx. 20.000 visitors.

In 2005, he realized the large project ‘Winterzauber’ (‘Winter Magic’) for the Lake Side Restaurant in Zurich and in 2006, he opened the Salon Noir within the context of the exhibition ‘Melancholie, Genie und Wahnsinn’ (‘Melancholy, Genius and Insanity’) in the Berlin Neuen 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.

His works were shown at the Dissonanze Festival in Rome, at Clubtransmediale in Berlin and at the Mutek Festival in Montreal which is renowned for new media.

He has exhibited his live video performances internationally at the Central House of Artists (CHA) in Moscow, the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in London, the National Gallery in Warsaw (Zacheta) and at the opening of the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich. Further projects are characterized by their complexity and the integration of the location, the sound and moving images.


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