Art exhibition showcases "places of inspiration"

Artist Christina Oppitz (left), institute director Professor Albert Heuberger and curator Anne Krefting at the vernissage on October 27 at the Fraunhofer IIS in Erlangen.

Images by communication designer Christina Oppitz explore the secrets of researchers‘ special places.

The exhibition “Art & Technology” explores the issue of where the employees of the Fraunhofer IIS find inspiration for their work. The patterns on display invite viewers to discover these “places of inspiration” for themselves. For the project, our employees were asked to photograph the places where they seek ideas for their work. The photos were then digitally altered by communication designer Christina Oppitz, who transformed the spatial atmospheres depicted in the photographs into kaleidoscopic motifs.

The resulting images, which Oppitz calls “impression patterns”, bring out the fantastical and imaginative essence of the physical locations, encouraging the viewer to experience the dynamic interplay between the details and the image as a whole. The exhibition catalogue contains both the images on display and the original photos taken by our employees, alongside their ideas and commentary.

The “Places of inspiration” project is part of the Art & Technology exhibition series exploring the interdependencies between art and technology. The exhibition can be viewed in the public area of our premises until September 2017. Opening hours: Monday – Thursday 8 am – 5 pm, Friday 8 am – 3 pm.