Pelle Schilling

Pelle Schilling, 1996, Amsterdam.

I see myself as an artist that makes and plays kinetic instruments. I create technical, analog and often large-scale installations that manipulate and compose certain phenomena. To give some examples, I’ve worked with fluid dynamics, free aerophones and the incandescent properties of ferrous metals. The installations play with elements like spatiality, attention, surprise, wonder and danger and they are made to be experienced. Focusing on raw sensorial perception and viscerality, I attempt to get the audience in a state where their centre of attention is submerged in their senses, a state that comes before the ever-ongoing rational, a state where the mind is fully engaged with its experience. To sense it instead of making sense of it.