12 January | 20:00

SCOPE presents: Markus Mehr / Stefanie Sixt #405

  • Doors: 19:39
  • Start time: 20:00
  • Entrance: 5-10 € (up to your offer)

Markus Mehr (sound art) and Stefanie Sixt (visuals / animation)

The performance will be followed by an artist talk with the artists.

Event presented by SCOPE - http://scopesessions.org

Time is money? Or is time not just simply time? Our perception of time seems to be a driven one, a disturbed and an acceleratingly unhealthy one. Instead of living in the now and perceiving the things being around us, we are hunting from one appointment to another, on top of it every free second left is used for being online. Special offer - only until tomorrow! A lifestyle mix of greed and wastefulness. Physical presence is increasingly unnecessary, but even so there still is a lack of time. Since beginning of the human, the goal is to overcome time, immortality. Mechanic replacement parts of the body are already a reality, the upload of consciousness is part of the research currently done. The one thing being lost nowadays is loss itself, because everything has a digital footprint. It seems we have overcome time without having had a fullfilled experience of it. The precisely juncture-between sociocultural or rather philosophical observation is where the work of Stefanie Sixt and Markus Mehr starts.

In her visualization Stefanie Sixt examines the moment of transmission - the upload itself. Nothing but lines remained from photographs being damaged during the upload process - corrupt pictures. The attempt to transfer the analog world into the digital to make it immortal failed. It stands symbolically for the loss of control on the cusp of virtuality. The animated collages are created by mixing these corrupt picts with fragments of the originals. Markus Mehr is approaching the subject by representing a counter concept. DYSCHRONIA is based on one single base file, split in several sound collages during its formation process. The chronological distortions, temporal discontinuities and anachronistic artefacts influence the sound comparable to plug-ins. DYSCHRONIA is using the long term composition process which took more than five years as a creative calculus and is still a tight and complete work including seven sound sculptures close to the genres foundsounds, phonography and sound storytelling. DYSCHR0NIA is the sixth joint live piece by Stefanie Sixt and Markus Mehr (“Synchron” 2009, “Komo” 2010, “Transit” 2011, BCHIJ 2013, Re-Directed, 2015) 

STEFANIE SIXT (www.sixt-sense.de)
After her studies of Art and Communication-Design (Audiovisual Medias) in the Netherlands and Germany Stefanie Sixt founded her label sixt sense in 2000 in Cologne, further in Berlin, Philadelphia,now Augsburg. She has produced numerous experimental short films, music videos, conceptual visual arts, audiovisual live (dance) performances and video installations. In her art she is reflecting inner processes about the relation of human and nature, physical restriction and its resolution. Sixts´ form of expression is progressively abstract and reduced, as she is focusing on working in black and white. She won several awards and distinctions, herwork was shown on festivals e.g. in Berlin (GER), Stockholm (SW), Harare (ZW), Venice (IT) and internationally exhibited at galleries and in museums. She won the Art Prize CBM 2015 - Turin – Prag - London, 2016 she won the Media Award of Augsburg.

MARKUS MEHR (www.markusmehr.de
Markus Mehr is a composer. one focus of his compositions lies in sculpting of sound to audible plastics and collages. His musical roots initially are in rock, as can be heard on numerous album releases published under various band. Mehr decided to take then a new step and to release under his name. With the album „LAVA“ (Hidden Shoal) in June 2010 he shows his love for experimental sound. In January 2012 “IN” is published followed by the albums “ON” (July 2012) and “OFF” (January 2013) and “BINARY ROOMS” (2014)«. On the piece “RE-DIRECTED” (2016) he was concentrating on non-harmonic structures, recording hard discs, servers and other devices with contact microphones. All of them are reviewed worldwide. In January of the same year “Brecht – In a different Light” was composed and performed at the Brecht Festival Augsburg, including additional compositions by Markus Mehr.

SHOWS / EXHIBITS (selection)
StuwerSounds, Synkoop, Vienna, Austria 11/14/2017
FISAV video festival Casablanca, Institute Francaise, Morocco, 04/26/2017
H2 - Center for Contemporary Art, Augsburg, Germany, 04/22/2017
B-SEITE FESTIVAL Mannheim, Germany, 03/17/2017
B-SEITE FESTIVAL Mannheim, Germany, 03/18/2016
Gas Festival, Göteborg, Sweden, 10/15/2015
Hörbar, Hamburg, Germany, 10/14/2015
Intern. Film Festival Rotterdam, Mind the Gap Nights, NL, 01/23/2015
Contemporary Venice Palazzo Flangini, Venice, Italy 12/12/2015-01/25/2015
intern. ArtExpo Mediterraneo Centro Artistico, Almeria, Spain, 11/22/2014
intern. ArtExpo Palazzo Zanardi, Venice, Italy, 11/19-21/2014
Lichtfestival Ingolstadt, Germany, 09/26/2014
Dokfilmfest, Kassel, Germany, 11/16/2013
“Stoff”, Stockholm Fringe Festival, Sweden, 08/24/2012
Long Night of Arts, Augsburg, Germany, 06/16/2012
Goeteborg Art Sounds Festival, Sweden, 05/11/2012