Julius Bockelt

1983 · Germany

Artist biography

Julius Bockelt is an emerging art maker whose diverse and observational practice has evolved at Frankfurt's leading assisted studio.

Bockelt began his experimental studies into the anatomy of sound in 2002. In these semi-performative events, he created acoustic interference which he then translated into meticulous freehand drawings. For Bockelt, these visual equivalents offered an interface between sound and vision; and addressed the fabric of auditory perception.

As Bockelt’s process evolved, so the artist approached his scientific research with the creative openness of artistic enquiry. It came to include photography and performance, alongside the drawings, sound pieces and musical experiments on paper. In 2011, Bockelt began to document cloud formations over the Frankfurt sky. In an ongoing archive that today contains almost 30,000 images (and the recent subject of an exhibition at museum Folkwang, Essen), the artist examines the topic of naturally-occurring phenomena. Once again, his focus is an area of investigation available to all.

Bockelt’s recent experiments with bubble behaviour led to a liquid which features commercial cola as its key ingredient. Bockelt affects the structure and movement of the bubbles in playful experiments that give duration to fleeting phenomena.

Bockelt has been included in exhibitions and collections worldwide, including museum Folkwang (Essen), la maison rouge (Paris), and Guangzhou museum of modern art (Guangzhou) .

Julius Bockelt

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