Constantin Luser, Guča (2014–2015)
Constantin Luser interprets an unfinished, unidentifiable space as a contemplative resonating chamber. The bell of a wind instrument penetrates the wall between the adjacent rooms and thus transmits the music to five attentive listeners, who, though they are one and the same person, appear to perceive both the space and sound differently. With the title Guča, Constantin Luser pays homage to the prestigious Serbian trumpet festival in the town of the same name, famous as the epitome of ecstatic and virtuoso trumpet playing. The work references the artist’s passion for music and the immediacy of its impact.
Music plays a key role in the work of Constantin Luser (* 1976). With its emotional immediacy, it serves simultaneously as an object of longing and an artistic form of interaction with the audience. In the development of individual instruments as sculptural, often oversized musical assemblages, many of which can be played in multiple voices by musicians or by the audience, the artist is less concerned with perfect sound than with the possibility of creating a communicative musical experience.