"FreiFarben" is the title of a one-month collaborative project of three artists from European countries – Hungary, Spain and Great Britain – together with artists from Upper Bavaria at the European House of Art, a former sheep farm (Schafhof) in Freising, Upper Bavaria.
Outdoor projects are art projects in public spaces; a form of expression used in contemporary art which aims at a direct interaction with people. Often, literally a ‘splash of colour’ is brought into the everyday life: possible artistic strategies incude interventions into our familiar environment, questioning our accustomed ways of seeing things, or conceptional ideas reflecting on commonplace situations.
The chosen means of expression are also manifold: The spectrum ranges from sculptural forms in public spaces through to the use of modern communication media to live performances. Art opens up free spaces and creates a distance from the omnipresent functional objects, thus offering a new degree of life experience.
The title "FreiFarben" (‘free colours’) refers to the creative power of art outside a gallery or another art institution, in our immediate living spaces, and simultaneously to the freedom of art and ideas, by means of which our lives become more colourful.
born in Vitoria-Gasteiz in 1987
lives and works in Valencia
Alejandra Bueno de Santiago works with new media and interactive installations. She questions the significance of technology, and connects it to simple gestures and an intensive body language. She examines the borders of human perception by means of transforming data to sound.
THE NON SOUNDS OF SCHAFHOF
Images of the hilly landscape around the House of Art are digitally transformed to sound. The sounds of the different spots can be downloaded and heard by means of a free App to Smartphones.
An interactive installation at the entrance of the House of Art. The movements of the visitors on indicated musical note lines on the floor are transformed into a composition which can be heard directly on the spot.
born in Freising in 1976
lives and works in München and Freising
The focus of the works by Alexis Dworsky lies in questioning the reality: How is our subjective image of the world created, what influences and manipulates it? In course of his examinations in the field of human perception he does not separate theory and praxis: his works range from installations and interventions to lectures and internet projects.
A promenade performance with installation: Alexis Dworsky guides the visitor to unknown sights of the town and tells incredible stories. For example, after World War II there stood a huge ski-jump near the Schafhof. Dworsky investigates, shows old film shots and introduces the one-time record jumper.
born in Memmingen in 1964
lives and works in Freising
Karl-Heinz Einberger is sculptor and media artist. The starting point of his works is a specific place and the materials found there. His objects and installations make stories and associations of the spot visible and conscious by alienating the original functions.
YOU ARE HERE
The core of Karl-Heinz Einberger“s installation are two different sights of the landscape: on the road from the town up to the Weihenstephan Hill wooden poles and stretched foil stripes create rhythmic structures. From the hill the sight leads the eye directly to the opposite hill, on the top of which the Schafhof stands. Seen from the Schafhof, the elements of the installation assemble to a square of a QR-barcode; scanned with a Smartphone, it leads the visitor to the homepage of the project.
born in Regen in 1973
lives and works in München and Prackenbach
Beate Engl's sculptural work is often site-specific. She understands space as a system full of political and economical connotations, which can be critically analysed as well as artistically interpreted. She uses representative structures of public spaces found on the spot, such as speaker's platforms and displays for propaganda. Shown as pure sculptural elements, these confrontative objects irritate the viewers and urge them to seek for a new focus.
A ranch board is placed at the entrance of the Schafhof. The letters LONEBASE are perforated: it looks like as if the rusty board would have been shot through. A rotating bike seat fixed on the board causes a rhythmical swinging and crackling. The kinetic sculpture refers to the past of the Schafhof, and at the same time overwrites it with the cinema myth of the lonely Western heroe.
born in Csíkszereda in 1980
lives and works in Budapest
In his diversified work one can find conceptual art, objects, kinetic sculptures, site specific, public artworks, installations, videos. His visual language is mainly inspired by the technical media, scientific discoveries, high tech, low tech, objects from the history of technological evolution and the phenomena of nature. In his art he is preoccupied with the ideas of vision, motion, action, interaction.
Despite the rumours, sheep are still present around the Schafhof. However, they don't look like traditional sheep, due to their camouflaged shield. Spacesheep are a breed rarely to be seen. Although we don't know yet where they come from or what they are up to, hopefully we can observe their growing population in the near future...
THE PROCESS IS ...
The "process" is an intervention on one of the routes to Schafhof and can be encountered by chance. Beginning on the road leading to the House of Art and finishing at the top of the steep hill, this short sentence reflects the creative process as well as having a personal significance for the viewer.
born in Kent in 1983
lives and works in London
Madaleine Trigg is a performance artist and photographer. Her practice experiments with sculptural materials, costume, movement and photographic processes to create ephemeral and evocative images. Her works include performances, holographic projections, cameraless photography and alternative photographic processes.
A response to both the site of Schafhof and the history of felt making in Freising, ‘Felt me’ is an intimate encounter with the artist, which shares and celebrates this traditional craft. During the presentation, Madaleine will be covering her body in local wool and through a choreography of stroking, pressing and rubbing, a costume will be fabricated. Visitors are also invited to feel Madaleine’s body and dress and in the process, felt it.