The practice of Florian Bach focuses on social violence. He decrypts situations or issues that have complex political repercussions. His work is dealing with paradoxal questions like, on one hand, political existence, militant implication, demission, rejection; on the other hand, forces driving to exile, uprooting, domination, loss and destruction. Those references reveal the ambiguity related to various tools and materials he uses. The ambivalent functions of such objects and situations are being scrutinized: the gas cylinder, the ax, the rope, now for domestic use, now for violence. He confronts spectators with structures that often reject them. His installations are also crafted through a performative practice.
As a light designer Florian Bach collaborates and produces conceptual lights for performative and stage works. Light is for him a sculptural material. A special attention to light conceived as one dispositive is given. He is interested in the computerized writing of sequences. He refers to compositions systems used in concrete music, like synchro- and de-synchronization.
He collaborates with performers and choreographers. Over the last years, he designed light for several choreographers and companies like Eisa Jocson, Kate McIntosh, Isabelle Schad, Irina Müller, Eva Meyer Keller, Sybille Müller or Nicole Seiler to name a few. Since 2008 he collaborates with Simone Aughterlony with whom he designs light and objects.
Florian Bach is part of the Wiesen55 e.V collective running the Wiesenburg-Halle in the Wiesenburg in Berlin. Wiesen 55 e.V. is a group of artists working in the fields of choreography, dance, lightening design, sculpture and multimedia. The Wiesenburg – Halle [→] is a place open to interdisciplinary and collective work that focuses predominantly on stage productions.
SELF, Solo show, 14.12.2017- 13.01.2018
Halle Nord [→], Geneva
PROMESSES, Solo show, 2.06. - 08.07.2017
Circuit Centre d'art contemporain [→], Lausanne.