Thomas Pfaffinger lives and works as a multidisciplinary artist in Hanover.
During his studies in contemporary music, Pfaffinger developed a unique language of sound in the field of experimental electroacoustic. His performances and installations were featured in renowned institutions and festivals such as CONTEMPORARY VENICE, Kestner Gesellschaft Hannover, ZKM Karlsruhe, Musik21 Festival, transmediale Berlin and ctm Festival Berlin.
Pfaffinger creates works that merge sound, peformance, and installation. A central focus of his artistic practice is the exploration of the psychology of experience and human behavior in specific contexts. His visual vocabulary predominantly manifests as darker and abstract compositions that delve into the subtleties of the subconscious mind.
His artistic output seeks to challenge the viewer‘s assumptions and preconceptions, through the creation of immersive environments that offer a multisensory experience. In his view, the auditory experience is equally vital to the visual, and he incorporates soundscapes and live-performances in his installations to create an atmosphere that connects the viewer to the artwork on a deeply personal level.
Pfaffinger‘s installations invite the viewer to inhabit an alternate space, one that explores the concept of liminality - the state of being in between. Through this engagement, Pfaffinger aims to induce a transformational experience that allows the viewer to delve into their psyche and experience a range of emotions.
Pic by Simon Höfele