The Petra Rietz Salon Galerie in Berlin will be showing around 40 rhythmograms by artist and photographer Heinrich Heidersberger (1906–2006), from April 12 to July 15, 2014. Heidersberger used a machine he built himself to take the abstract photographs. The rhythmograph, as Heidersberger called the piece of equipment, was reworked and improved various times. Using four harmonically muffled pendulums, it creates traces of light on photographic material via a mechanically linked mirror and a point source of light.
Painter, inventor and photographer
The rhythmograms, that were created between 1953 and 1965, will now be on display for the first time in Berlin. The exhibition Rhythmogramme – das gestimmte Bild places the award-winning compositions within the context of Heidersberger's complete body of work, as a photographer, painter, inventor and media artist.
Further information at: Petra Rietz Salon Galerie, Heidersberger