Bernhard Leitner: KLANGACHSEN at Kollegienkirche Salzburg

Bernhard Leitner: KLANGACHSEN at Kollegienkirche Salzburg
Bernhard Leitner
KLANGACHSEN
Kollegienkirche Salzburg
 
Exhibition Dates: 12/09 - 23/09/17
KLANGACHSEN is a dialogue with the vertical architecture of the Kollegienkirche. While the diameter of the dome lantern is imaged exactly in the central circular slab in the floor mosaic, the spatial gesture of this architecture rises up from the floor mosaic more than 50 metres to the dome. It is an imaginary axis, a mythical cosmic column, connecting Earth and heaven.  
Surveying Johann Fischer von Erlach’s vertical geometry, the soaring and descending sounds and sound-spaces acoustically fathom the visual experience. The visually perceptible verticality of the space is enhanced by the vertical sound space between the sound source in the mosaic centre and a second sound source in the dome: the audio-sensuous experience sublimates the three-dimensionality of this vertical architecture.