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Xenorama is light | Xenorama is sound | Xenorama is interaction


Xenorama is an interdisciplinary art collective for audio-visual environments.
We are united by the fascination to create magical moments, unique atmospheres and immersive experiences employing light, sound and interaction. In our work we draw from our combined expertise in the fields of visual design, animation, programming, sound design and composition.
Since our formation in 2014, our projects have won several national and international awards and have been exhibited worldwide. Our Studios are based in Potsdam, Germany.


EXHIBITIONS (selection)

2017: GOLDSTADT250 - Congress Centrum, Pforzheim, Germany
2017: BLICKLICHTER Solo Exhibition: Kunst- und Kulturhaus Rechenzentrum, Potsdam, Germany
2016: RADIX: LUMEN Prize - Hackney House, London, United Kingdom
2016: ATTYÉF AL’MEDINA: Interference Light Art Festival - Dar Cherif, Tunis, Tunisia
2016: TRANSKUTAN: Schlosslichtspiele 2016 - Palace of Karlsruhe, Germany
2016: RADIX: Platine Festival - bunker k101, Cologne, Germany
2016: RADIX: International Mapping Festival - Girona, Spain
2016: RADIX: Luminale Light Biennale - Senckenberg Museum, Frankfurt, Germany
2016: KINETIC STREAM: Temps d’ Images Festival - Tanzhaus NRW, Düsseldorf, Germany
2015: FACADE DIALOGS: CityLeaks Festival - Wiener Platz, Cologne, Germany
2015: ONEIRONAUT: Schlosslichtspiele GLOBALE2015 - Palace of Karlruhe, Germany
2015: IMAGO CAELI: Samba Carneval - Theater Bremen, Germany
2014: MOYA FACADE: Genius Loci Video Mapping Festival - Ohm-Krüger House, Weimar, Germany

PRESENTATIONS (selection)

2016: Keynote Presentation: The Real of Reality, International Conference on Philosophy and Film - ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
2015: Panel discussion: MUTEK_IMG - Montreal, Canada
2015: Artist Talk: CityLeaks Festival - Cologne, Germany
2015: Presentation: QUARK Festival - Goa, India

AWARDS

2017: New Face Award: Japan Media Art Festival, Entertainment Category - Tokyo, Japan
2016: Shortlist: LUMEN Prize - London, UK
2016: Micromapping and Audience Award: International Mapping Festival Girona - Girona, Spain
2015: BestOf: ZKM Schlosslichtspiele - Karlsruhe, Germany
2014: Winner: Genius Loci Video Mapping Festival - Weimar, Germany


Moritz Janis Richartz
Moritz Janis Richartz
Art Director
Moritz Janis Richartz is an artist and designer. Since his childhood in Bogotá and later in Rio De Janeiro, New York, Istanbul and Cologne he develops methods to visualize and experience the topics of time, space and man in the context of current art and media. With sensitivity for the contextualization of technology and art he develops new mapping and interaction systems as Creative Director at LichtZeitRaumKlang. He learned to structure and realize his passion for art and design under various mentors such as Jürgen Waller, Ekmel Ertan, Frieder Nake, Onur Yazıcıgil, Can Altay and Murat Germen. His multimedia works have been exhibited internationally.
Marcel Bückner
Marcel Bückner
Art Director
As an engineer and media artist Marcel Bückner uses new media technologies to question the perception of reality. He is interested in spatial cinema and site specific narration as well as in new forms of human-computer interaction. Having grown up in Berlin and Potsdam and numerous travels he studied Media Engineering in Düsseldorf with main emphasis on Virtual Reality and Interactive Visualization. Currently he is studying for the Master in Audio-Visual Application Design at the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf. Interdisciplinarily-orientated he has realized short films, video installations and interactive applications. With Xenorama he works on media art installations and explores new ways to convey the narrative elements of film away from the cinema screen into the urban area.
Lorenz Potthast
Lorenz Potthast
Art Director
Lorenz Potthast is an interdisciplinary designer with an artistic approach, technological interest and cultural empathy. On the one hand he uses the possibilites of Digital Media as a new way of playfull, artistic expression while on the other hand he investigates the implications of a transforming digitalized and globalized world through critical research and analysis. After his studies of Integrated Design at the University of Arts Bremen, Interaction Design at the IUAV Venice and various internships he worke for one year as Multimedia Centre Coordinator in Durban, South Africa. Currently he is studying in the Master Digital Media at HfK Bremen. Lorenz' projects have been internationally exhibited and repeatedly honored.
Tim Georg Heinze
Tim Georg Heinze
Sound Designer
Tim Georg Heinze grew up in Berlin, Potsdam and London and has been cultivating the fields of sound art, acoustics, painting, calligraphy and 2D-design as well the programming of interactive audio systems as an interdisciplinary artist since 2000. His areas of expertise in sound shaping and musical compositions have been influenced by the training in North Indian classical Sitar — among other instruments — under the late Pundit Amarnath Mishra in Varanasi. Parallel to his artistic activity in numerous constellations in Berlin and Potsdam Tim works in the areas of psychoeducation and social reintegration in a psychiatric clinic.
Richard Leroy Oeckel
Richard Leroy Oeckel
Composer
Richard Leroy Oeckel began piano playing at the age of six. Henceforth he would further develop his skills in Jazz Piano, composition, music theory and arrangement under the great masters Milan Šamko, Reggie Moore, Mack Goldsbury and Tim Sund. At an early age he could participate in courses at the famous Hanns-Eisler-Institute of the UdK Berlin and was awarded the soloist prize »Jugend Jazzt« among others. In various bands and projects he plays an active part in Potsdam's and Berlin's music and studio scene. Apart from his life as musician Richard studies Physical Engineering, specializing in Technical Acoustics and Fluid System Dynamics, at the TU Berlin. He scientifically investigates the development and effect of sound in different surroundings and explores new ways to perfect the auditory experience as well as acoustics in the context of sonic flow.