Fritz Hauser, Boa Baumann, Brigitte Dubach
Installation with sound, space, and light, 2022
It is as if you can walk inside a head created by Fritz Hauser, Boa Baumann, and Brigitte Dubach. An acoustic and visual world of noises and tones, projections, light spaces, nested worlds of sound and fantasy. An incessant, changing sequence of associative images is linked to a holistic spatial concept—one that constantly reinvents perspectives and engages with the dialoguing works concurrently exhibited.
Or, to cheer myself up a bit, I could go
to the underground garden, the underground oasis,
that I have been tending and cultivating inside me for many years.
There are secrets there, secret healing powers and recipes,
for being able to live and survive.
There are thoughts patiently waiting there, whose leaves
quietly rustle, so as not to be forgotten.
There, ideas germinate and grow, in unimaginable variety, and
colors that know how to resist any despondency.
And I can also concede that this oasis is only a
fantasy of mine, a small cell in my head,
where I can meditate and try out new possibilities.
It is a silence enclosed by walls, without a single image of a saint.
not only yesterday, but much before that—i cut the colored gels into rectangles, placed them in filter frames, climbed up the ladder, and inserted them into the spotlight mounts.
light and colors for stage happenings—changing emotions, magic moments, people talking, singing, dancing, making music.
spaces shaped by light and colors, constantly shifting—ephemeral and disappearing in the darkness of night.
the presentation at the kunsthaus starts at the break of dawn.
with the energy of the sun, colors come to life once again.
daylight and the oblique winter sun paint roaming images in the space.
as the sun sets, the colors disappear into the darkness of the night without leaving any traces. remembrances of the colors perceived.
Andreas Boa Baumann works with contemporary architecture on a wide variety of scales. His projects are innovative programs that offer many interpretive possibilities. Precise in their architectural articulation, they are characterized by a subtle approach to their surroundings and the materials employed, as well as by an intensive exploration of the envisaged usage. As an architect, he believes that buildings should ideally contribute to shaping the identity of new and changing places, and that both social concerns and spatial intentions should be informed by a language that is equally strong and accessible. For decades, Baumann has been fascinated by the interstices between architecture and various media and art forms—such as video, painting, as well as theater and music.