An Alpine Symphony

The title and narrative structure derive from Richard Strauss’ “An Alpine Symphony”. Strauss originally wanted to name his composition “The Antichrist” (after F. Nietzsche), which in his case was not inevitably meant to be an anti-religious issue, but more of a representative theme for the Age of Enlightenment, encompassing new thoughts of liberty and independence of humankind.

Oliver Schulte and Maik Timm, an artist duo, work together since 1994. They studied fine arts and visual communications at the School of Arts and Design, Kassel. Their artistic path led from photography to video art, active and interactive media installations and live audio/video performances. Themes like time, momentariness, transition, dissolves, cycles and dualisms are recurring elements in their works.