Peter Vogel was a German artist. Peter Vogel was born on March 9, 1937, and he is well-known for his interactive electronic sculptures and sound art pieces. His parents were the painter Alfred Vogel and the sculptress Erna Vogel. His father died in 1945 after getting injured in a war. His mother also died a year later after giving birth to a daughter.
So far as education and studies are concerned, it must be noted that he studied physics at the University of Freiburg and had internships in a factory for electric motors and other factories. He also worked at the Right after his studies, he worked in Switzerland at Hoffmann-La Roche. His work focused on the subject of brain research and the development of medical devices.
As a person, Peter Vogel had much interest in cybernetics and neurobiological processes. The actions of Peter Vogel were influenced by Cybernetics, music and performance. He was a composer of electronic music. Peter Vogel also worked in the theater, made and modified electronic instruments
For Peter Vogel, Interaction was his central intention with the viewer becoming a participant and a player who can influence the work through his impulses. It must be noted that Peter Vogel was part of a generation of artists who treasured the viewer’s participation as part of their work. For Peter Vogel, in the context of constructive-concrete and kinetic art, the goal is to combine art and life in order to provide the recipient with an active and sensual-aesthetic experience that goes beyond just looking at the picture.
Over a period of 40 years, Peter Vogel was into the making of electronic audio sculptures and staging performances that respond and encourage viewers to discover patterns through repeated interaction. He made use of electrical components such as sound generators, transistors, switches, amplifiers, loudspeakers, and photocell. Peter Vogel managed to link the randomness of observer-dependent reactions with determinate functioning memory to create a complex responsive network.
Peter Vogel Cause of Death
Peter Vogel was reported dead on May 8, 2017. He was 80 years old at the time of his death. The cause of his death is unknown.
Peter Vogel had the first retrospective of his work at the University of Brighton curated by Jean Martin and Conall Gleeson in 2011. In the same year, the University of Brighton, England, exhibited his works. His works included sculptures that move when a viewer’s shadow touches them.