LOT 01: MANUEL ROSSNER - DROP SCULPTURE, 2021

LOT 01: MANUEL ROSSNER - DROP SCULPTURE, 2021

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MANUEL ROSSNER
DROP SCULPTURE
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2021

German artist Manuel Rossner designs digital spaces and virtual worlds in which he examines the effects of technological developments on society and art. Using digital materials, he creates interactive architecture that is spatial intervention and virtual extension.

His solo show SURPRISINGLY THIS RATHER WORKS that is both a spatial intervention in and a virtual expansion of the physical gallery opened on 9 April 2020 at KÖNIG DIGITAL. The digital visitor enters the virtual gallery through an app. SURPRISINGLY THIS RATHER WORKS shows a series of digital objects that form a parcours, which the visitor can explore by means of an avatar. Rossner transforms the brutalist church St. Agnes into a gaming environment inspired by the 1990s game show AMERICAN GLADIATORS and by so-called gyms that are used for cutting-edge research in artificial intelligence by companies such as OpenAI in San Francisco.

Manuel Rossner (* 1989) lives and works in Berlin. He studied art at the University of Art and Design Offenbach, the École des Arts-Décoratifs Paris and the Tongji College for Design and Innovation Shanghai.

Since 2012 Rossner has been designing digital spaces and virtual worlds in which he investigates the effects of technological developments on society and art. He builds interactive architecture with digital materials that is spatial intervention and virtual extension.

Rossner deals with the future of exhibitions in the digital world: In 2017 he designed a digital extension for the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf and curated the VR exhibition UNREAL together with Alain Bieber with, among others, Tabita Rezaire and Banz & Bowinkel. In 2019 he designed the virtual gallery building CUBE for the Roehrs & Boetsch gallery in Zurich.