SALZBURG.- The multimedia installation 'cold forest' by Tim White-Sobieski is a delve into the world of mysticism. The exhibition consists of various mediums, including 8 mirror polished stainless steel scultures, cibachrome photographs, LED light sculptures and projections. This current project is another example in artists oeuvre of ideas in light and motion, space and scale, content and its meaning through various art mediums.
Concentric light illumination is a key element in emphasizing every object within the installation. Every video and light source is precisely centered and concentrates on one sculpture at a time. The assembly of tree sculptures, which silhouettes sometime look like dragons or other mythical animals, is alike a crowd of people. Gathered together they are a unity but at the first place individuals with their own personalities and characters.
The photographs interweave themselves between the series of mirrored steel sculptures, reminding of journey through a forest, creating mystical almost sacral spaces with light, its reflections and shadows.
The assemblage forms a journey through a universe of the real and the supernatural and becomes an immersion into the magical world.
Cold Forest was previously shown in the State Museum in Vejle, Denmark.
Tim White-Sobieski has shown his art projects in the following museums and public spaces: CAC Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Malága, Spain; DA2 - Domus Artium Museo Centro de Arte de Salamanca, Spain; Espace Louis Vuitton/LVMH, Paris, France; Museo de Bellas Artes de Santander, Spain, Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art, Istanbul; Palais de Tokyo, Paris, National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC) Bucharest, Romania; ARTIUM of Alava, Basque Centre- Museum of Contemporary Art; CGAC, Centro Galego de Arte ContemporÃnea (Santiago de Compostela), Spain; Akademie der Künste, Berlin , Wilhelm Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen, Germany; Teatro Miela, Trieste, Italy; Caixa de Manlleu (Vic), Manlleu; Stiftung kunstraum, Rantum / Sylt, Germany; Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden, Germany; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; Auditorio de Galicia, Santiago de Compostela, España; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (MNCARS), Madrid; El Museo del Bario, New York, NY; Centro Municipal de las Artes de Alcorcon; Centro Nacional de Fotografía Torrelavega; CAAC. Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporanéo, Sevilla, Spain; Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, (Oslo), Norway; Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Norway; Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Kunsthalle Detroit Museum of Media Arts, USA, State Kunstmuseum Vejle, Denmark.
His films were shown at international film festivals in Locarno Film Festival, Switzerland; Invideo Art Video, Milan, Italy; Rome International Festival; Hamburg International Film Festival; The California Film Institute, Mill Valley, CA, European Media ART FESTIVAL, Osnabrück, (Germany), Multimedia Festival "Nuits Sonores", Lyon, Berlin Film Festival, Oakland International Film Festival, Oakland, California, Montevideo International Film Festival, Uruguay.
His installations were shown in curatorial programs of Bucharest Biennale; Praga Biennale; Photo Bienal Internacional de Tenerife, Spain;, PhotoEspaña, Madrid.
Tim White-Sobieski (*1961) lives and works in New York, USA.