Thorbjørn Lausten - STRUCTURE, 2020, Galerie im Stammelbachspeicher, size variable, site-specific installation with neon tubes © EVI LICHTUNGEN Photographer Sara Foerster
Thorbjørn Lausten uses suspended fluorescent tubes to incorporate the conditions of the rooms and visualise them in his artistic language. The experimental arrangement of the neon tubes attached to the columns traces the characteristics of the industrial space and bathes it in colourful light. A minimalist interplay with perspectives emerges.
Thorbjørn Lausten's (*1945) works at the interface of art and science. Since the 1960s, the autodidactic artist from the Constructivist and Concrete Art movement has worked with numerous media such as painting, drawing, installation, light sculpture, and visualizations. His data visualizations translate large amounts of scientific data such as weather statistics, radiation, geomagnetism or spatial measurements into artistic forms in collaboration with scientists and technicians. During his career, which has lasted more than 60 years, his works have been honored with solo exhibitions in numerous museums such as the Statens Museum für Kunst, the ZKM Karlsruhe and with prizes such as the Eckelsberg Medal.
The Stammelbach warehouse was expanded in 2002 on the initiative of artists from the Hildesheim Federation of Visual Artists (BBK) in the former warehouse of the company "Spiele-Meyer-Auswahl". In the atmosphere of an 80-year-old warehouse, three studios and two spacious exhibition rooms, each over 400 square metres in size, were built on two floors.