Fritz Hauser, Boa Baumann, Brigitte Dubach
Installation with sound, space, and light, 2022
It is as if you can walk inside a head created by Fritz Hauser, Boa Baumann, and Brigitte Dubach. An acoustic and visual world of noises and tones, projections, light spaces, nested worlds of sound and fantasy. An incessant, changing sequence of associative images is linked to a holistic spatial concept—one that constantly reinvents perspectives and engages with the dialoguing works concurrently exhibited.
Or, to cheer myself up a bit, I could go
to the underground garden, the underground oasis,
that I have been tending and cultivating inside me for many years.
There are secrets there, secret healing powers and recipes,
for being able to live and survive.
There are thoughts patiently waiting there, whose leaves
quietly rustle, so as not to be forgotten.
There, ideas germinate and grow, in unimaginable variety, and
colors that know how to resist any despondency.
And I can also concede that this oasis is only a
fantasy of mine, a small cell in my head,
where I can meditate and try out new possibilities.
It is a silence enclosed by walls, without a single image of a saint.
not only yesterday, but much before that—i cut the colored gels into rectangles, placed them in filter frames, climbed up the ladder, and inserted them into the spotlight mounts.
light and colors for stage happenings—changing emotions, magic moments, people talking, singing, dancing, making music.
spaces shaped by light and colors, constantly shifting—ephemeral and disappearing in the darkness of night.
the presentation at the kunsthaus starts at the break of dawn.
with the energy of the sun, colors come to life once again.
daylight and the oblique winter sun paint roaming images in the space.
as the sun sets, the colors disappear into the darkness of the night without leaving any traces. remembrances of the colors perceived.
Foto der Woche, 2022
8 Fotografien im Wechsel
Fotografien, Fine Art Print auf Archival-Papier Diverse Grössen
Born 1953 in Basel, Switzerland. Develops solo programmes for drums and percussion, which he performs worldwide. He has released numerous CDs as a soloist and with various ensembles. Fritz Hauser is also active in the fields of improvised music, radio plays, film music, theatre and sound installations. Hauser's sonic exploration of space has become known through his collaboration with Peter Zumthor for the Therme Vals and the permanent installation Die Treppe im Regen at the Fondation van Gogh in Arles. The exhibitions FRITZ HAUSER - KLANGHAUS ZUG with the architect Boa Baumann and the lighting designer Brigitte Dubach in 2012 and subsequently SCHRAFFURHAUS ZUG with Boa Baumann in 2013 were shown at the Kunsthaus Zug. Fritz Hauser is the 2012 Cultural Laureate of the City of Basel and 1996 Cultural Laureate Music Basel-Landschaft. In the summer of 2018, Hauser was composer-in-residence at the Lucerne Festival 2018. The large-scale percussion project POINT LINE AREA with 53 percussionists was performed at the Ruhrtriennale 2021. The exhibition SWEET SPOT at Kunsthaus Baselland presents Fritz Hauser's cross-media dialogues with 14 artists from the fields of video, textile design, painting, photography, collage, space and light at the beginning of 2022.