PETER ELSNER

 

Peter Elsner

 

Lecturer, teacher and artist: Drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed media, music

Born 1955 in Wolfsburg, Germany. Living and working in Helsinki since 1998.

 

Education

 

1984-1989     

Studies. Research about transformation/metamorphosis. -The Goethean Studies 

Center-, Vienna

1973-1980     

Study of the visual arts at the HBK  -Academy of Fine Arts- in Braunschweig, Germany

 

Positions

 

1998-             

Lecturer and teacher at the -Snellman-korkeakoulu-, Helsinki 

1999-2003     

Guest lecturer, -Forum- in Hamburg, Germany

1994-1997     

Guest lecturer for sculpture/metamorphosis, -Snellman-korkeakoulu-, Helsinki

1990-1997     

Lecturer and teacher in drawing, painting and modeling, -Goethean Studie Center-, Vienna

 

Exhibitions

 

2021        

Joseph Beuys ”How to congratulate a dead artist”. Taidekeskus Ahjo (Art Center Ahjo) Joensuu

Participating artists: Peter Elsner, Elina Heikkilä, J.K. Ihalainen,Timo Jokela, Teijo Karhu, Karri Kokko, Juha Merta, Riikka Mäkikoskela,Jouko Pullinen, Johanna Ryhänen, Juha Suoranta, Tanel  Tuovinen, SallaVaha, Denise Ziegler. Invited and organized by Jussi Mäkelä

2018        

-Our new gods-. Multi Media Performance with Anu Pulkkinen in Helsinki/HAM Corner

2017        

Exhibition -Threshold- Galerie Saima Helsinki

2015        

Exhibition -Balance and Polarity, Kaapelitehdas Helsinki

2011        

Exhibition with Klaus Salomaa for the conference -Innerlight- Congress House Alandica,Mariehamn

2005       

 Exhibition -Movement, Transformation and Metamorphosis-, Verkaranta, Tampere

2005        

Exhibition -Movement, Transformation and Metamorphosis-, Goethe Institute, Helsinki

2003        

Exhibition -Metamorphosis-, Snellman-korkeakoulu, Helsinki

 

Art works at public spaces

 

2013        

Bronze sculpture -Threshold-. Snellman-korkeakoulu, Helsinki.

2012        

-Madonna-. Bronze sculpture Sylvia koti, Lahti. Center for handicapped children.

2012        

Fountain -Omphalos-. Snellman-korkeakoulu, Helsinki.

2010        

-Circle of life and death-. Wood sculpture 1.80m x 1.80m x 0.15m. Sofia home, Helsinki.

2006        

-Column-. Wood sculpture 2.20m x 0.50m x 0.50m. Steiner school, Tampere.

2005        

-Metamorphosis-. Wood sculpture 2.50m x 1.50m x 0.15m.  Marjatta koulu, Helsinki.

2000        

-Plant metamorphosis-. Wood sculpture 2.30 x 2.30m x 0.15m. Snellman-korkeakoulu, Helsinki.

 

Published

 

2021

HOMO LUDENS / Peter Elsner / HRC Edition

2013        

Metamorphosis in Nature and Art. Published by Hawthorn Press.

2012        

Ebook: Grundlagen zur Metamorphosengestaltung.

2010        

Grundlagen zur Metamorphosengestaltung. Goetheanisen taiteen yhdistys ry, Helsinki.

 

Projects 

 

2021

-The Art Teleporter- 

2015-       

ER-Elsner-Rode- Music Project. Helsinki/Berlin.  

2013-       

Mixed Media Project -Picture Transformation into Imagination-

2011        

Realizing 10 bronze sculptures on Suomenlinna with Jarmo Saarekas.

 

1978-1984 / 1999-2012    

 

Head Resonance Company 

 

HRC with Benjamin Heidersberger  (see also: Van Gogh TV)  an interdisciplinary research and art project which realizes itself with the implementation of ideas and the study of the laws how an idea in space and time employs.HRC has been working between 1978-1984 and 1999-2012 in a wide field of artistic activities like documentation, video, photography, graphic, painting, sculpture, design, music, performance, installation.

 

HRC Exhibitions

 

1983        

HRC In the Gallery Odem. Video, Audio, Photo, Graphic, Poster. Hannover, Germany.

 

HRC Performances/Installations

 

1983        

Beach performance on the island of Sylt, Germany

1982        

Performance “ Ayuttaja man “ in Ayuttaja, Thailand

1982        

Interactive sound installation for the Great Price of ARS ELECTRONICA in Linz, Austria

1982        

“ Pigs in the gallery” Performance and provocation. Art association, Castle of Wolfsburg, Germany

1981        

Sound installation at the exhibition Phönix for the opening of the New Old Opera in Frankfurt,Germany

 

HRC Music performances

 

2008         

-Sound-movie-. Vocal music concert in a dark room at PHOTON 3, Braunschweig, Germany.

2004         

-The song of images- Audio and video performance at the CAISA Institute Helsinki

2003         

-Singing with the machine-. Audio and video performance at the Chamber Music Hall, Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. Producer Shinji Kanki.

1984         

"Concert for 50 headphones" Gallery ART NOW, Ludwigshafen, Germany

1983         

Concert "Weltrausch" at the Bhirasri Institute of Modern Art in Bangkok,Thailand

Concert "Delay", Gallery Odem, Hannover, Germany

Presenting the vocal music composition “Line of Eloquence “. Days for Radioplay in Hamburg, Germany.

Chaos delay concert in the Stadtwerkstatt Linz, Austria

But who is eating me? ATONAL Festival. Berlin, Germany

1982         

Concert “ Kamikaze “, Gallery APEX , Göttingen, Germany 

Concert “ The hearts are closed “ Wolfsburg, Germany

24 hours concert in the baroque gardens of Wolfsburg Castle, Germany

Trojan concert, jazz and folk music festival, Wolfsburg, Germany 

Presenting HEAD RESONANCE music at St. Peter’s Church, Frankfurt, Germany 

-Then / There-”, video and music for a performance of Mineo Aajamaguchi. Wolfsburg, Germany

1981         

Presenting HEAD RESONANCE music at the -ARS NOVA-. Days for new music, Nürnberg, Germany

 

HRC Music projects

HRC on Vinyl on Demand

 

1999-2012    

Experimental vocal music project HEAD RESONANCE

2002-2005         

-Peter Pixel Project-, minimalistic sample music with German lyrics

2001-2007        

Project -Organon-, compositions with classic orchestra samples

1979-1984    

Experimental vocal music project HEAD RESONANCE

1982/83    

The “Sound Research Project “ for the Bangkok Festival of the group minus delta t

1981         

Collaboration with the Punk Band -Hirnschlag-

 

HRC Projects, design, constructions

 

1983         

Manufacture of stainless steel parts of the -Solar Powered Random Sound Generator- in the  Company Butting/Germany

1982         

Production of an -ice cube- 64cmx64cmx64cm -24 hours concert -in the Baroque Gardens

at the Castle of Wolfsburg, Germany

1982         

Poster campaign “The hearts are closed“ Wolfsburg

1981         

Design and construction of an -iron table-

Producing and distribution of 6 -Bread baking iron plates-

1980         

Design and construction of two -pentagon dodecahedron loud speaker-

Design and construction of a -potter's wheel-

Construction of a -Geodesic Dome- 

1979         

Peter Elsner and Benjamin Heidersberger as -Jumping jacks-. Producing and distributing10 -Jumping jacks-.

Object box "Cups"

1978         

Production and distribution of -200 plastic bags, sunflower seeds and yellow chalk- Germany

 

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