Room for Thought

Alexander Hahn and Yves Netzhammer
July 10–October 5, 2008

Computer-generated video installations by Swiss artists Alexander Hahn and Yves Netzhammer reveal a fascination with internal landscapes of the mind. Hahn’s interactive Luminous Point allows the viewer to take a self-guided tour of a virtual simulation of the artist’s Manhattan apartment, using a remote control to navigate a gamelike labyrinth of spaces derived from digital manipulations of photographic and filmic records. Where Hahn’s hybrid space incorporates images of the real world, Netzhammer presents a poetic world of pure invention. Premiering at SFMOMA, his Furniture of Proportions incorporates highly stylized wall drawings, animation, and sculptural objects to create an intricate spatial narrative.

This exhibition is organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Support for this exhibition is provided by Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts Council.

Yves Netzhammer, Furniture of Proportions, 2008; courtesy the artist and Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt, Germany; © 2008 Yves Netzhammer