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Tobias Dostal

Press release

Tobias Dostal – Perplexy

Entitled Perplexy, several new works will be presented that were conceived specifically for this site. Upon entering the darkened exhibition space of HaL, visitors will entire a world inspired by the early history of the cinema in which diverse apparatuses of illusion do their work, sometimes quite loudly. The works are further developments and variations of Dostal’s kinetic light sculptures and animation displays made of acrylic glass. They are based on a staged aesthetic rupture that reveals the mechanisms responsible for their generation after we marvel at the magic of the images. The actual subject of Dostal’s works are the presentation and perception of images, which can be understood as a response to the smooth, seductive power of digital virtuality.