Olaf Schirm Projects

--- GERMAN --- Ich beschäftige mich mit Frequenzkunst. Dabei benütze ich je nachdem welchen Inhalt ich darstellen möchte und welche Emotion hervorgerufen werden soll, meist Frequenzen die aus dem erfahrbaren Spektrum stammen: des Klangbereiches: von Infraschall bis Ultraschall, des Lichtes: von Infrarot bis Ultraviolett, der Vibration oder der Bewegung. Zudem sind alle Kombination dieser Frequenzen und auch deren Negation, z.B. Stille statt Klang, Verharren statt Bewegung, Schatten statt Licht in meinen Arbeiten möglich.Die Frequenzen und Nicht-Frequenzen dienen mir als Werkzeug. Realisiert werden sie als Klang/kinetische/Licht Installationen und darüber hinaus. ------------ NOW IN ENGLISH --------------- I do frequency art. Depending on the content I want to represent and the emotion I want to evoke, I use frequencies from the spectrum of sound: from infrasound to ultrasound, from light: from infrared to ultraviolet, from vibration or movement. In addition, all combinations of these frequencies and their negation, e.g. silence instead of sound, pausing instead of movement, shadow instead of light are possible in my work. They are realized as sound/kinetic/light installations and beyond.


I tend towards rather complex projects, but I try to make the result appear simple. The complexity is usually hidden under the surface, forcing me to formulate the idea precisely. Precision becomes an important tool for the creation of the aesthetic connections. This is what I like for example in minimal kinetics, minimalism, among others in the works of Manfred Mohr, Steve Reich, John Cage.

Quantum being

What used to be considered unbelievable can still hardly be explained today, but is generally accepted at least intuitively. Parallel realities, wonders, the concept of perception, probability and possibility are knocking down the fundament of causality, its hitherto rigid building collapses and is re-constructed. This can be found in almost all my works. Strange attractors, the illusion of subject versus object makes room for the realization of my art.

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New object: 1 meter 50

An object I created during the Corona pandemic and addresses the officially demanded contact distance of 1.50 meters in Germany. Click here to go to the project page.… weiterlesen

31 Jul 2020

Art against Corona

In the “Art against Corona” online exhibition on the platform “e-mERGING artiSTS” some of my works are shown, including my Corona work “Lockdown-Bot”. Thanks to the curator Lily Fürstenow for this! Here is some information from the website: “This exhibition is an ongoing project that aims to exhibit online the work of contemporary artists across the globe to analyse the topic of Corona and the crisis caused by the disease on the global scale.… weiterlesen

24 Jun 2020

New Light Object: SPY

Detail view “SPY” A luminokinetic object on a 1,95m large grey mirror. Click here to go to the project page.… weiterlesen

20 May 2020
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