press release

opening: 14.1.2016, 18h
Galerie Michaela Stock, Schleifmühlgasse 18, 1040 Vienna

Let it rush, Dear, let it rush,
What is it that befalls me,
The creeks are always rushing,
And none ever goes astray. (*)

In his solo exhibition Rauschabstand (noise interval), on display from 15 January to 5 March 2016 at Galerie Michaela Stock, artist Patrick Baumüller tries to locate the appearance of a so-called clarity in image, object and sound via the term disturbance variable (the noise). The noise theme, spanning from its technological economy via its daily perception up to its ecstatic illusion, confronts exemplary works, thus creating a fragmentary deconstruction of the term itself. Whether it is the actual noise or the imaginary mix that is accentuated, is up to the recipients; they may find out when being guided into an area of differentiation in our world of “maxims and minimums”. Societal complexities and socio-cultural “spectacles” provide the artist with diverging evaluation extracts, which he presents in various disciplines. At times, he wanders off to the rough terrains of human existence, backlighting his thoughts with a certain degree of irony in the artistic-analytical dissecting room of White Cube.

Dr. Rudolf Elmhorst

(*) excerpt from "Laß rauschen, Lieb, laß rauschen", (folk ballad, author unknown)
collection of folk ballads "Des Knaben Wunderhorn", 3 volumes, 1808