The works of Matthias Mayer deal with the interaction of music, visual arts and society. The exhibition idea for “Hardly in Sound” is based on works that interweave image, sound and narrative from certain social phenomena. At the same time, the use of analog technology creates a symbiosis of past, present and future by questioning established hearing and exploring its boundaries.
When masses of different music, noises and sounds are played and mixed together at the same time, a cacophonous sound is created that is perceived or received as rather sickly. But is this bias merely determined by decades of listening habits? What role do narratives, images and spatial situations play in this – what role do the intellect and psyche of the recipient play? Is there a dogma, a dictatorship of intact sounds? Who actually determines the character of sounds?
Matthias Mayer has been working as an artist since the early 1990s. His artistic work includes painting, sculptures, installations, videos, performances and photography. A frequent approach is to question social rules and circumstances against the background of pop culture. He is particularly interested in the interaction of visual art and music.
HARDLY IN SOUND (Symphony of a Present) by Matthias Mayer
Opening: Friday, 28.08.2020, 7pm | Doors 19:00 CET | Starts 19:00 CET
Live-Performance: Saturday, 12.09.2020, 7pm
Exhibition: 29.08. – 13.09.2020, Thursday – Sunday, 3pm – 7pm
Errant Sound Project Space | Rungestrasse 20 | 10179 Berlin
Photography: Matthias Mayer, Instrument 02, 2018, www.matthiasmayer.org