Leerlauf, 2022 / Strobreden / blurred edges / Hamburg

(room 1)
vielleicht (maybe), 2022 / book: “Die page blanche in der Literatur und bildenden Kunst der Moderne”, 1-cent coin, porcelain plate, battery, dc-motor, neodym magnets, microcontroller

(room 2)
standby, 2022 / furniture arrangement
pointless, 2022 / mobile phone of the artist, in-built autocorrect algorithm, relay, copper wire, microcontroller, battery

(room 3)
noch-nicht und nicht-mehr (not yet and no more), 2018 / angle grinder housing, custom Shepard sound, mp3 player, speaker, dc-motor, power bank, microcontroller

A time period that stretches almost endlessly, a state of limbo between not-yet and no-more. A turned coin does not stop spinning, an algorithm writes an endless sentence, and a plugged-out angle grinder does not come to a halt. Lorenz Pasch develops surreal gestures that suddenly pause in their movement from beginning to end - as if they wanted to delay the brief moment between becoming and passing. Pasch thus stretches the imperceptible moment into a sensorial continuum of never-ending transition. In this way, he draws the visitors into a hypnotic pull in which they are exposed to ongoing tension, knowing well that the climax never seems to arrive. But it is the ever-closer approach to a turning point, the mere possibility that does not seem impossible: It remains a fragile artificiality that only needs a breeze to force the coin to fall. (Frederik Wellmann)