NEoN Digital Arts Archive


Startle Reaction by Torsten Lauschmann

Torsten Lauschmann’s work was informed by apparently conflicting interests in the earliest forms of magical entertainment and the latest technical innovations. His work explored the use of tools, techniques, and systems to solve problems, with the aim of bypassing the tension between optimistic and sceptical beliefs about technology.

His immersive installations used film to create works that were inventive, playful, and accessible. Over the past decade, Torsten Lauschmann has become one of the most important artists working in Scotland, Dundee during the Discovery, NEoN, and Science Festivals is the perfect time and place to stage this important survey of his work.

Torsten Lauschmann was born in Germany in 1970, and lives and works in Glasgow. He has exhibited, screened, or performed his work widely, including The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Art Basel Miami Beach, and Arnolfini, Bristol. Recently, he received the inaugural Margaret Tait Award, a Vital Spark commission from Creative Scotland, and has been shortlisted for this year’s Jarman Award.

A series of cinema screenings, talks, workshops, and education activities accompanied this exhibition.

Venue: Dundee Contemporary Arts
Date: 22 October – 8 January 2012
Time: Tuesday – Saturday 10.30 am – 5.30 pm,
Sunday 12 noon – 5.30 pm, open late Thursday until 8.30 pm
Tickets: no ticket required