Brussels, Belgium, 1961.
Of German origin, his parents worked in the European Economic Community. Holding a PhD in Agricultural Sciences, he specialised in the sphere of insects’ olfactory communication at the University of Kiel. At the end of the eighties, he became interested in art and imagining experiences related to artworks. In the meantime, he continued to work as a researcher entomologist until 1994.
Höller creates situations that question the manner of perception and pans out her ideas as interfaces aimed at unleashing an experience upon the visitor. The latter observes themselves, forms part of the experiment and takes an active role in the work. This is what the artist calls “influencing environment. Without the quality of her sculptural work coming into question, it is way in which the viewers interact with the objects being what the work contemplates. She perceives reality and space. For this, the artist covers an area outside of language, seeking to create a completely different experience to everyday life. He shifts our appreciation of art and makes us leave our cognitive principles behind.
Höller has carried out research into, amongst other aspects, the effect of light waves and the absorption of chemical products during cerebral activity and in that of his audience, and the consequence of the perception of surrounding world.
He studies human conduct and explores the nature of the spectator’s experience. His creative endeavours, in the artist’s own words, is to offer us the chance to flee from the logic of our everyday environment. He conceives objects as devices to access another dimension of our reality.
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