Natalie Bewernitz & Marek Goldowski
Natalie Bewernitz (b. 1967) & Marek Goldowski (b. 1968)
Natalie Bewernitz and Marek Goldowski are working since 2000 as an artist duo with a focus on field recordings, spatial electro-acoustic audio compositions and video installations. Both studied at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. In 2007 they finished a six-month artist residency at Location One, New York. Their works have been shown domestically and internationally in places such as the Chelsea Art Museum New York, 798 Art Festival Beijing, ISEA Singapore 2008, Siggraph Asia 2009 Yokohama, ISEA Ruhr 2010 and Kunstverein Tiergarten Galerie Nord Berlin.
Artist statement: In our work, we theoretically and practically explore the question of how a person can be mapped with his/her characteristics, his/her existence and the related peculiarities of his/her identities. Tracing the possibilities and limits of depicting the individual personality, its physical, spiritual and psychological dimensions is in the focus of our interests. Furthermore, our intermedial video and sound installations deal with the perception of space and sound in the form of both interactive and passive multi-channel installations. Against this backdrop we work with computer-based self-generating sound creation in real time as well as the manipulation of these sounds within the framework of installations using special sensorics and other external controls. We are also interested in integrating independent sound systems in live performances in order to explore their instrumental character.