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Max Neupert, (*1978, Stuttgart) lives and works in Weimar, Germany. He studied media art with Prof. Ute Hörner in Halle and Prof. Luc Courchesne in Montreal. He received his diploma (2006) from Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle.
He has held residencies and exhibitions at the Society for Arts and Technology (SAT) in Montreal, the Art Today Center for Contemporary Art in Plovdiv, and the Goethe Institut in Sofia, Bulgaria. His projects have been acquired by the collections of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, the Aéroport international Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau, Montréal and the Musée de la civilisation in Quebec. Since 2008 he teaches Media Arts at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. His recent audiovisual environment Breakup was presented in São Paolo, Sydney, Melbourne and Weimar. Besides real-time A/V works, satellites have been a research focus of his in the last years.
Since the majority of the world's population now lives in cities, starry nights have become increasingly rare. However, our life is dominated by artificial heavenly bodies. In my installation I make satellite positions visible – the room becomes a planetarium, with satellites replacing stars. Laser pointers display the positions of satellites. Additionally, illustrative interpretation of the emerging (satellite-) constellations explain their meaning and reflect our technological contemporary mythology. The C64, iPod, Gameboy and Walkman are among zodiac symbols of satellite constellations.