NEWSText: Satsuki Miyanishi

Erwin Redl Floating, in Silence, 2013

bitforms gallery is pleased to announce its first exhibition with Austrian artist Erwin Redl. InMotion marks his first New York solo exhibition in nearly a decade. Featured in the 2002 Whitney biennial, Redl is best known for his immersive and architecturally scaled light installations. He has built dozens of site-specific projects, and among the most monumental is “Fetch”, a computer-controlled 580-foot long outdoor LED installation created in 2010 for the Wexner Center for the Arts in Ohio.


The exhibition InMotion features Redl’s debut of four groups of minimalist and kinetic sculptures that study the influence of ephemeral forces such as light, wind and gravity on objects. “Levitate” fills an entire wall with thirty-one vertically suspended glass pipes. Each pipe has a small fan on the bottom, which propels a Ping-Pong ball up into the pipe. All thirty-one synchronized fans levitate the Ping-Pong balls in tightly choreographed sequences. 

Erwin Redl “InMotion”
Date: February 6th – March 15th, 2014
Opening hours: 11:00 – 18:00
Closed on Sunday, Monday
Opening Reception: February 6th, 18:00 – 20:30   
Place: bitforms gallery
Address: 529 West 20th Street 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10011
Tel: +1 212 366 6939

Text: Satsuki Miyanishi

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