Gruber, Bernhard

The unauthorized Story / 2013

approx. 100 Lambda Archival Prints, 18 x 13,5 cm each

Kunsterde (Art Soil) / 2008-2009

Kunsterde – documentation

Centre For Astronautical Hygiene / 2008, work in progress

Centre For Astronautical Hygiene – performance, 3D anaglyph image

The exoticness of antiseptic soap / 2007

Dear Sirs,

in August 2006, the most curious thing happened to me. Five hours of my memory went missing. I have no recollection of what happened to me during that time. The circumstances of this are dubious. Investigations in the outside world did not lead to any satisfactory answers. This is an attempt to reclaim what was supposed to be mine.

Sincerely yours

The exoticness of antiseptic soap – installation plan

Conversations with LaLaLand / 2005

8 channel sound installation
dimensions variable

The Visitors enter a dark room. Eight loudspeakers play sound collages made from conversational fragments and various noises taken from movies and TV series. Each sound collage is played back as a loop and is between 22 and 28 minutes in duration.
The characters in the collages were snatched away from their original audiovisual medium and seem to be disoriented, agitated and often scared.
LaLaLand occupies a fictional space without geography. Visitors find themselves in many different fictional places at the same time, such as a laboratory, a spaceship or a park in good or bad weather.


LaLaLand 2 channel stereo excerpt


Bernhard Gruber

*1977 in Munich


Since 2009 Media Art (Prof. Alba D´Urbano) Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig
2005 – 2009 Media Art and Design (Prof. Robin Minard, Prof. Christine Hill) Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
2003 – 2004 Media Studies, SAE Institute, Munich
1999 – 2005 Sociology, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
1998 – 1999 Computer Sciences, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München