Old town church with AHA influence in magenta – Schöpfheim

Old town church with AHA influence in magenta - Schöpfheim

The room-light installation “Seeing Magenta” by Marcus Perisin lets the old building appear in an unusual way.

. Anyone entering the Old Church of St. Michael at this time experiences an aha-effect. The interior is bathed in purple tones. The interplay of color and light, which changes during the day, is a special visual experience for visitors. It is advisable to go to church at different times of the day to be able to see the full spectrum of colors from bright nuances to blue-violet.

The wonderful experience of color is triggered by the room-light installation “Seeing Magenta” by Marcus Perisin. With this installation you can see the old and famous building in a new light and rediscover it, said cultural representative Dominic Biker at the opening of this joint project of the Schöfheim Arts Association and the city on Friday evening. Painting this space is particularly appealing, as it means that today’s art form resembles one of the city’s oldest buildings.

While immersed in the color installation, associations were awakened: to the Gothic church windows made of stained glass, but also to the Archangel Michael, who is also depicted as the “Prince of Light” and dressed in red. have been shown. There are many links to be discovered between the Rang establishment and the old church. Kunstverein president Johannes Kehm learned more about the installation’s mystery from lighting artist Marcus Perisin from the University of the Arts in Zurich. “What have you done to us?”, Kehm wanted to know why his green shirt suddenly looked blue and the color flashed from the priest.

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As Perisin, a research assistant at the university’s Color Light Center, revealed, the installation consists of foils, color filters, through which daylight is filtered. It filters green, so that the interior of the church is bathed in magenta tones, sometimes warm, sometimes cool. If you exit through the open door, it no longer appears white, but green – as in the later image. This was a first for Perisin, as it was the first time he had done such an installation in a church. Apart from the color and light experience, 50 Vernissage visitors also enjoyed the sound experience. The church’s musical director Christoph Bogan recorded the room’s atmosphere on the historic stone organ and performed an improvisation.

Duration: September 5, Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sound correction by Christophe Bogan July 30, 6.30 pm. Guided tours by Dominic Backer on August 7th at 6pm, August 15th at 3pm, August 28th at 2pm

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