Light has been life-giving energy since time immemorial. Visualist brings portraits of artists from all over the world, for whom light is a kind of basic material and the underlying principle of creation. From live The Chemical Brothers concerts to video installations for Richie Hawtin, through eccentric projects by Gmunk, to experimental audio-visual live performances by Moderat or Daito Manabe. From the underground and alternative new media art scene to mainstream giant events for hundreds of thousands of visitors.
Visualist is a story of the history of audiovisual art, and perhaps also of the future. It watches those who we don’t often see. Simply because they are hidden in the darkness of their own projections. Digital pioneers, artists who work marvellously with AV technology, and want to continuously test new tools and methods.
The artistic value of photography or filmmaking has been questioned in the past although it is today undeniably recognised as an artistic discipline. This is how Visualist presents audiovisual art: as a confident, diverse and profound art format that arose from the city’s club environment and gradually walked through the closed doors to the world’s best galleries. As a form that belongs to the future.