Kunstverein Alte Schmiede, Vienna,In summer 2003, RGB was presented as part of Gals solo exhibition RGBuSW at singuhr-hoergalerie in parochial, Berlin.
A new site-specific realization of RGB is currently being presented at Klangturm St. Poelten, April 2
In RGB, Bernhard Gal uses the colors red, green, and blue to focus on the relationships between light, sound, and space. Concrete sounds and everyday objects are set in relation to abstract sound and light situations. The installation is based on two parallel layers of perception: on the one hand, light and sound are understood as concrete characteristics of the objects installed in the space. The objects are assigned colors (toaster – red; aquarium – green; ventilator – blue). Through sequencing software they are turned on and off in alternation; the objects’ resulting inherent sounds are amplified and projected into the room. At the same time, in a second layer, three “abstract” spatial and acoustic situations are created. Here, each color is assigned a side of the room and a composition. The result is nine different light and sound choreographies, each of which defines the installation or perceptual space for 3–5 minutes.