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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 Oscar Technical Achievement Award

At this years (2021) Oscar Technical Achievement Awards my idea and development of a facial motion tracking device: the FaceTracker was honored. Too bad they did not award my idea, which was the foundation of the whole process of head mounted optical facetracking, but the Academy gave the price to the company Standard Deviation which took my idea and developed it further.… weiterlesen

17 Feb 2021

Passages of Perception into Structures

In the “Passages of Perception into Structures” 3D online exhibition by LeoKuelbs Projects my interactive paper work “was bleibt vom Jetzt” is shown. Thanks to the curator Jana Noritsch for this!… weiterlesen

17 Sep 2020

New object: Balance

Olaf Schirm – Balance A sculpture, which symbolizes the “Carbon Balance” and by this the Carbon Dioxyde Balance on our planet. The object uses a structure of carbon tubes (nature) and bubble levels (man made measuring devices). More details on the project page here.… weiterlesen

30 Aug 2020
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