Olaf Schirm Projects

--- GERMAN --- Ich beschäftige mich mit Frequenzkunst. Dabei benütze ich je nachdem welchen Inhalt ich darstellen möchte und welche Emotion hervorgerufen werden soll, meist Frequenzen die aus dem erfahrbaren Spektrum stammen: des Klangbereiches: von Infraschall bis Ultraschall, des Lichtes: von Infrarot bis Ultraviolett, der Vibration oder der Bewegung. Zudem sind alle Kombination dieser Frequenzen und auch deren Negation, z.B. Stille statt Klang, Verharren statt Bewegung, Schatten statt Licht in meinen Arbeiten möglich. Die Frequenzen und Nicht-Frequenzen dienen mir als Werkzeug. Realisiert werden sie als Klang/kinetische/Licht Installationen und darüber hinaus. ------------ NOW IN ENGLISH --------------- I do frequency art. Depending on the content I want to represent and the emotion I want to evoke, I use frequencies from the spectrum of sound: from infrasound to ultrasound, from light: from infrared to ultraviolet, from vibration or movement. In addition, all combinations of these frequencies and their negation, e.g. silence instead of sound, pausing instead of movement, shadow instead of light are possible in my work. They are realized as sound/kinetic/light installations and beyond.


I tend towards rather complex projects, but I try to make the result appear simple. The complexity is usually hidden under the surface, forcing me to formulate the idea precisely. Precision becomes an important tool for the creation of the aesthetic connections. This is what I like for example in minimal kinetics, minimalism, among others in the works of Manfred Mohr, Steve Reich, John Cage.

Quantum being

What used to be considered unbelievable can still hardly be explained today, but is generally accepted at least intuitively. Parallel realities, wonders, the concept of perception, probability and possibility are knocking down the fundament of causality, its hitherto rigid building collapses and is re-constructed. This can be found in almost all my works. Strange attractors, the illusion of subject versus object makes room for the realization of my art.

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New song “1920th”

The golden 1920 in Berlin lasted only 8 years and were “golden” only for very few of the citizens, most of them suffered in the hunger winter after WW1 and most of the young and middle aged men, partners were gone forever.… weiterlesen

26 Nov 2021

New Song “Ge-ha-be”

ɡəˈhaːbə Song about an artificial intelligence which learns to speak and ends with the german word “Gehabe” (something like “strange behaviour”). I did work 11 months on this project. The song is musically based on a phoneme generator which supplies an interesting sound-color and forms the basis of the evolving story.… weiterlesen

26 Oct 2021

New Song “Edith”

Another Song for “The Leo Chronicles”. This one is dedicated to Edith, Leos wife 1929-1935, my grandmother. Photo was taken in mid of 1933, at relatively good times, although the NAZIS already started their progrom. Edith was born in a christian family, then converted to jewish religion, then reconverted to christian again, when being divorced from Leo.… weiterlesen

05 Oct 2021
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