Our thoughts float endlessly like surging waves in the sea. Any changes in our thinking caused by intentional confusion are engendered as intangible data and die away. We refer to something as “reversible” when it can be changed back to what it was before. It can be understood as a process of flexible thinking that arises when one faces a work.
Instant Moment: Reversible Observation, an exhibition to be held as part of COMO&HAPPY SCREEN from August to September 2019 at Art Center Nabi, will feature Continuous Pondering(2019) by Matthias Dörfelt who has explored the relationship between man and machine while creating forms and colors with technology.
Dörfeltleads random images generated through thoroughly prepared regulations and conditions to the horizon of thoughts we ultimately fail to reach, visualizing the arena of inference and assumption. Each scene that is concluded as a struggle occurring over the course of bringing about an idea is either forged as a form each individual brings to mind or works as a parameter of his work.
The process of his work consists of sketching, coding, and the formation of images. Dörfelt references the possibility in which a new thing could be created, but it returns to its initial state when there is a shift from drawings that come into being at one’s fingertips to computer animations that display logical continuity. His images particularly marked by an endlessly recurring and mutating structure refer to a hybrid progress and take on a sort of encroached form, forging an individual composition.
Dörfelt leads us to closely observe the images he renders and asks us to overcome our sight and ponder it. We hope that the “instant moment” he presents will serve as an opportunity for us to seriously consider that which is recurring and halted in life, that which changes yet remains unchanged, that which is abandoned and filled continuously, and that which become meaningless due to the existence of technical objects.
Matthias Dörfelt is currently an active artist based in Los Angeles, United States. He usually works on software to produce artistic creations, ranging from drawings, prints, animations, videos and interactive installations to robot engineering. Dörfelt views computer engineering as a tool that allows humorous and diverse expressions and his works sometimes shows how he replaces a method of restriction to an amusing degree. He continues to insert flaws, pureness, and bizarreness to technology as he explores the humorous aspects of diverse technologies. Dörfelt focuses on humororiented media art pieces rather than efficiency-oriented pieces and hopes his works will contribute to forming a relationship between machines and humans. After graduating from Muthesius Kunsthochschule Kiel, Dörfelt completed his Masters at UCLA with a degree in Fine Arts.