Andreas Golinski (Essen, 1979) lives and works in Basel. His interest aims at individual fates and powerfully vivid personal stories, through an audiovisual reconstruction of events.
He studied sound in Cologne and graduated in Industrial Design at the University of Art of Basel. In 2003 he organized an electronic festival in Essen and co-founded éonta project. He played in several live shows across Europe, creating installations combining video to sound and vice versa. In –path, first charter of a film trilogy, he explores the perception of void, night and stillness. The screen is black and no human figure appears, the soundtrack is made of acoustic memories, fragments of life, noises that are not clearly definable.
He exposed in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Basel, in the Museum Beaux Art in Mulhouse and he was selected for the training course of Fondazione Ratti of Como lead by the visitor professor Alfredo Jarr, for which he participated to the final exhibition at Assab One (MI) the same year.
Invited at Nosadella.due by the journalist and independent curator Daniela Cascella, Andreas Golinski participates together with Nico Dockx at the residency program Blackout. Starting out from an approach to memory as a dilemma between the necessity of recalling and the need to forget, the artist brings events forgotten by the collective memory back to light. Through installations able to involve every one of the visitor’s senses, his investigation deepens the individual’s level of awareness of what he or she experiences, hears and knows.
The work presented at Nosadella.due is inspired by Dare l’anima. Storia di un infanticidio, Adriano Prosperi’s novel which tells the true story of Lucia Cremonini, a young woman executed in papal Bologna in 1709 for the killing of her newborn child. The artist tackles a forgotten past making us think about a very topical issue such as births due to violence or refused by mothers because of a lack of means or sympathy. The evocation of the historical drama considered by Golinski is made without any narrative intent, generating suggestions with a strong impact that, as in the monolithic installation on display, are mainly able to arouse specific moods instead of evoking the event itself. Making their way through the disquieting atmosphere of dimly lit rooms, visitors find themselves in the darkness of their own conscience collecting impressions of a never revealed story.
The artist intention is to re-educate conscience, to creep into audience’s minds, to re-give awareness and responsibility to the perception of events that tend to melt away, faded by other stimulus pouring relentlessly into our minds. In this way the artist’s research aims to investigate current methods of media-communication which are now all the rage in daily perception of events and influence more and more relationships among people.