Crossing Europe Festival Trailer «Colors of Noise, Pt. III» by Rainer Kohlberger

Colors of Noise, PT III (DE/AT 2014; D: Rainer Kohlberger),

Colors of Noise, PT III (DE/AT 2014; D: Rainer Kohlberger), video still

This year’s festival trailer for CROSSING EUROPE, The European Film festival in Linz, was made by the young Berlin-based, Upper Austrian video artist and media designer Rainer Kohlberger (*1982). Rainer Kohlberger studied at the University of Applied Studies/Salzburg and was represented in 2013 with two works in the CROSSING EUROPE program. For Humming, fast and slow (AT/DE 2012) he received the CROSSING EUROPE Award Local Artist. Kohlberger has already exhibited and performed live worldwide. His art is based on abstract generated images that algorithmically adapt to a noise aesthetic.

For COLORS OF NOISE, PT. III the artist was inspired by “white noise”; as he says, “White noise has always fascinated me. ‘Something’ is always out there somewhere. No state exists without white noise, there is no silence around us. Machines brought a new quality of white noise into our world. They are ‘always on’, and so are we. My images are also simply ‘on’, could always linger in their movement. My work is visual music, in which white noise and its two-dimensionality are expressed in a generated form that deals with the idea like this, because it has become detached from the transmitting medium and seeks its own materiality.”

Colors of noise, Pt. III was created in cooperation with the OK | “Offenes Kulturhaus” Upper Austria and the Energie AG Upper Austria. It will be used for festival promotion and in Austrian program cinemas. (text source: Crossing Europe)