Daniel Knorr: Led R. Nanirok / Kunsthalle Basel / Interview, part 2/2

In the second part of the conversation with Olga Stefan, Daniel Knorr talks specifically about two of his works in the show Led R. Nanirok at Kunsthalle Basel: the spectacles produced from pieces of broken glass, and the large LED wall that welcomes the visitor in the first gallery of the Kunsthalle.

Daniel Knorr’s solo show at Kunsthalle Basel is accompanied by the book Daniel Knorr: Led R. Nanirok. It is arranged and designed by Daniel Knorr and Ludovic Balland. On the occasion of the show at Kunsthalle Basel, Daniel Knorr’s artist book Cudesch d’artist will be published in Rumantsch, one of the four official languages of Switzerland. Various objects that had no value were picked up from the streets of Basel and Zurich by Daniel Knorr and his collaborators and pressed flat between the pages of the book with an industrial 20-ton press.

Daniel Knorr: Led R. Nanirok at Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland. Daniel Knorr in conversation with Olga Stefan on the occasion of the opening reception on September 19, 2009. Part 2/2. The exhibition runs until November 15, 2009.

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Works on display:

Room 1 features Digital Mirror, 2009, an interactive work consisting of an LED wall, motion-sensing-software and tracking cameras.

Room 2: Hei Fei, 2009, a collaborative project by Fei Teng & Daniel Knorr (drawings, pencil on paper); Awake Asleep, 2009, consisting of 1 LED to be switched on and off by the artist when he wakes up or goes to sleep (controlled through SMS).

Room 3: Architecture Bucuresti 2001, 2005, photographs by street portrait photographer Nea Costica, after the instructions of Daniel Knorr; Scherben bringen Glück, 2009, 60 eyeglasses made from broken glass, presented in 7 display cases.

Room 4: Bonhomme, 2009, a “snowman” sculpture consistent of stones, metal, concrete, a plastic palm branch and a plastic carrot.

Room 5: Haute Culture, Odd Culture, 2009, an arrangement of 7 scarecrows dressed in Haute Couture from La Maison Anouschka, Paris (designers: Ted Lapidus, Emmanuel Ungaro, Emilio Pucci, John Galliano, Pierre Cardin, Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Lacroix, Christian Dior by Hedi Slimane).

All 5 rooms are equipped with the work Validate me, 2009, an interactive work constisting of a people counter system, 4 LCD monitors and software.

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