CAMP-Festival 2020 | Friedrich Förster & Sabine Weißinger

Friedrich Förster & Sabine Weißinger

Friedrich Förster & Sabine Weißinger
© Christine Wawra, Friedrich Förster

Friedrich Förster based in Tübingen/Germany 1970s studies in biology and then specialized in neuroscience at the University of Tübingen, 1980s postgraduate studies and work at the Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen. Since the 1980s he developed and used specific projection and laser applications for artistic intermedia projects, often in audio-visual projects with musicians and other performing artists. In the early 1990s prizes of Ars Electronica and International Laser Display Association/USA. Since 1996 artistic team with Sabine Weißinger.

Sabine Weißinger based in Tübingen/Germany 1978-80 training and work at stained glass crafts enterprise Gaiser & Fieber, Stuttgart, 1980s studies in art history and science of religion at the University of Stuttgart, Florence and Tübingen, trainings at Zeicheninstitut University of Tübingen and Freie Kunstschule Stuttgart 1992 - 1995 managing director of cultural center Sudhaus Tuebingen 1995 - 2000 editor in chief of review „glasforum“ on glass architecture. Since 1996 artistic team with Friedrich Förster 


When Friedrich Förster and Sabine Weißinger met in the mid-1990s a concurrence of experiences and interests began, which led to the ever since lasting concerted development of illumination projects on an international scale. On the background of his studies in natural science Förster had been involved for years in the research and use of light’s potential to create and perform visual structures and images in audiovisual art. Weißinger brought in the knowledge and experiences of her studies in cultural sciences, art history and fine arts, including a training in glass painting, and worked as a journalist in the field of architecture and public art. Within the broad variety of Casa Magica-projects Förster pays special attention to close interrelationship between sound/music and visual form, creeating e.g. visuals based on sound sonograms or - vice versa - sounds, read out from visual structures. The results are constantly growing collections of videos, which are used in augmented-reality-works, classical audiovisual shows and live performances.