Klaus Chmillon

Berlin, Germany. Lives and works in Alicant, Spain.

ARTIST STATEMENT

  • In the last chapter of my life I am trying to transfer my professional knowledge, experiences and impressions from traveling and many different areas of life into a figurative – aesthetic form.
  • The focus here is on making the emotional visible.
  • Of course I include extensive professional experience in physics and electronics in my work, but I consider them only as helpful means of expression.
  • I see my general goal in a multidisciplinary synthesis of different techniques for the enrichment of modern object design. Since the different artistic forms of presentation are fed from the same emotional source, I refer, for example to synergistic images as complementary enrichment in my art objects.
  • My future activities are aimed at using aesthetic qualities as well as easily derivable bioelectrical information (eg, ecg, eeg, eog, emg…) as “invigorating” additional information.
  • Such technologies are called “personalization” and can be seen as a far-reaching general trend for the future.
    First applications for this are based on my experience in neuphysiological research and are already running in my laboratory (see “Reanimation of a Giant Snail“).
  • Reanimation of a Giant Snail
  • This object is the first of a series of similar, electronically animated sculptures, it was created about two years ago and can be viewed as a video clip on YouTube “schnecke rea
    The symbolic transfer of “life energy” to the empty shell and the subsequent restoration of a “heartbeat” by reanimation impulses can be seen there.
    Of course, the heartbeat, which sets in so dramatically, has a constant synthetic clock frequency.
  • In a further expansion phase, this will be supplemented by a “personalized” heart rate at the end of 2018.
    The pulse beat is transferred then by any person in any place, wirelessly on a snail! The snail used is a tonno ampullacea, the energy storage is made of stainless steel.
    The control box in the middle of the table contains the electronics, a smartphone as a component and a lipo battery as energy storage.
    The mesa / table therefore can be operated at any location for a long time without a main connection.
    A plug-in power supply is used for recharging (approx. 4 h).

Vita

  • Education
  • 1967 - 1972 Engineering; Philosophy & Physics - University Gutenberg Mainz - DE
  • 2012 - 2014 Literature Studies; Forms & Aesthetics - Valencia - ES
  • Solo Exhibitions
  • 2019 Gallery ATON - Teulada-Moraira - ES 
  • 2018 Gallery ATON - Teulada-Moraira - ES 
  • 2017 Gallery ATON - Teulada-Moraira - ES 
  • Group Exhibitions
  • 2018
  • 42 Contemporary Artists by Enter Art Foundation - Gerichtshöfe - Berlin - DE

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