Markus Wirthmann

SchwanenseeThe Making of Schwanensee

Wirthmann explores chemical and physical processes, illustrating them in experimental arrangements that culminate in artistic artifacts. A remote control model boat glides across a lake to the music of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. Adapted to the rhythm of the music, the speed of the motorboat changes, in so doing leaving traces on the water surface. With this playful use of technical devices, the work deals with the fleeting character of the element of water.