Peter Ablinger

Peter Ablinger (*1956) is a sceptic who understands how traditions impose on the culture-game as well as on our listening habits. “Hearing LISTENING” presents the internationally renowned composer for the first time in an art context. Since the early 1990s, the Austrian investigates the relation between maximal abstraction and approaching reality to the world. Some works constitute of a kind of acoustic photography, which depicts precisely what is missed in everyday life: rustling leaves, traffic noise, trains in motion, the sounds of restaurants, courtyards and vacuum cleaners among others. By getting close to the source of sounds, Ablinger annuls their representational function. The noise gets isolated. Stripped of all conditioned relations, it becomes an event in itself as well as a pleasure.