Four virtual horizontal displays glow in the darkness like aquariums. A core of dimensionless abstract movements derived from normal narrative film material is presented in four almost identical versions. They drift apart and re-sync again at random. The sound is almost inaudible. Soil was originally created in 2004 and is the first result of ongoing research into time structure and field creation. Soil simply states a field. The question was whether such a diffident approach would still create work that successfully conveys a specific vision of time, depth and purity.
Ulf Langheinrich (D) founded the media art collaboration Granular Synthesis together with Kurt Hentschläger. They collaborated on numerous large scale immersive installations such as Modell5, Noisegate and Areal. Since 2003 Langheinrich has realised several solo projects aimed at achieving a direct sensory impact. They focus on creating specific modulations of the projected material in time and in the projection-space, and effecting interference movements between the perceptive and processing potential of the eye-brain-apparatus.