Herman Kolgen

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ISEA Bio(s) Available:

  • ISEA2015

    Internationally renowned, multifaceted multimedia artist Herman Kolgen has been modeling sumptuous ‘audiocinetic’ sculptures for over twenty years. The Montréal, Canada-based sight and sound virtuoso continually hatches new conceptual approaches to celebrate the powerful synergy (and intimacy) at the heart of his audiovisual works. His installation and performance pieces boast a hybrid technical language and a singular and bold aesthetic, sitting at the juncture of many artistic practices. From 1996 to 2008, Kolgen  dedicated the majority of his immersive practice to the audiovisual Skoltz_Kolgen duo, performing at prestigious international events such as Berlin’s Transmediale, the Venice Biennale, Austria’s Ars Electronica, and multiple appearances at MUTEK.


    Skoltz_Kolgen is a plurimedia work based in Montreal, comprising Dominique T. Skoltz and Herman W. Kolgen. Rigorous and raucous creators, their artistic pursuits plump the integral linkages between sound and image. Liberated by digital media they simultaneously assume numerous positions, inhabiting a space between film, photography, audio art, and installation. Architects of worlds, SkoltZ_Kolgen penetrates the ephemeral skin between solid matter and the unsubstantiated, the intimate and the objective, their work conjures bewitched worlds that gestate betwixt accident and intent.

Last Known Location:

  • Montreal, Canada

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