The work of Edwin Redl reflects on artistic positions in the wake of the emergence of digital media. Redl conceives his installations following a binary logic, ordering his materials according to strict formal rules. His large-scale light installations convert the architectural space into a cabinet of light and colour. Redl’s work considers space as a «second skin», which is transformed by way of an artistic intervention.
"My work reflects upon the condition of art making after the “digital experience.” The formal and structural approach to various media I employ, such as installation, drawings, CD-ROM, Internet and sound, engages in binary logic, because I assemble the material according to a narrow set of self-imposed rules which often incorporate complex algorithms, controlled randomness and other methods inspired by computer code.(...)
The medium light refers directly to the aesthetic of virtual reality. The ephemeral nature of this particular medium is the ideal representation of the pure structural logic which underlies my work. At the same time the active light in my installations transforms structural logic directly into an intense corporeal sensation without traditional art media’s detour through the materiality of objects and reflected light." Artist statement