For Bright Festival, Xenorama transforms their live performance “The Ever Changing Light” into an immersive 360 degree projection. The work, created as part of the retrospective of the late painter Karl Hagemeister at Potsdam Museum, expands and transforms the atmospheric space and aesthetics of the impressionist’s œuvre into the digital world.
The visitor is taken on a sensory journey of the apparent dichotomy of natural and artificial representation. Spread across the walls of Kraftwerk Leipzig the paintings are being analysed, remapped and dispersed into individual particles, further rearranged, layered and reassembled. In an unfolding of landscapes suffused with light and shadow and captured with larger-than-life brushstrokes, the mood of the paintings is captured by a musical composition that intertwines an impressionist piano piece and an arrangement of digital sounds with the visual projections to create a poetic spatial experience.
21. October – 24. October
Kunstkraftwerk Leipzig GmbH
Saalfelder Straße 8b
Supported by Förderverein Potsdam Museum
RELIEF | A topographical film and sound study | Open Air 18. & 19. September 2021 | Waschhaus Potsdam
«RELIEF» is inspired by the question of how a digital independent algorithm would musically interpret natural landscapes which have been increasingly affected by human presence.
Based on drone footage, the result is a landscape film illustrating varying topographies and applying an original soundtrack to them using only custom-programmed algorithms for sound design and composition.
This way, the textures—themselves as silent witnesses of rapidly progressing change, and as historical memory of topographical character and forms—are being given their very unique voice in line with contemporary understanding. The dramaturgy is unfolded by the aesthetic illustration and juxtaposition of natural and anthropogenic terrains from a bird’s eye view, which are used entirely for the generative synthesis of the soundtrack.
Furrows render sequences of frequencies, forestation unfolds shimmering granular sound spectra while liquid surfaces are transformed into multi-layered ambient textures.
RELIEF is a cooperation between Xenorama and Marc Eisenschink.
The project is funded by Fachbereich Kultur und Museum der Landeshauptstadt Potsdam and put into practice in cooperation with Waschhaus Potsdam GmbH.
18. – 19.09. 2021
Waschhaus Potsdam gGmbH
We are very proud to be nominated for this year’s Media Architecture Award at the MAB20 together with the German Maritime Museum, Westermann Kommunikation, Dirk Mailänder and Lightlife. In our media art installation GEZEITEN as a part of the “Window into the Seas” project, we staged the novel LED frame on the iconic façade of the Maritime Museum Bremerhaven complemented by projection and video art inside the museum. The focus was on the themes of tides, sea, ice and climate research. Stay in touch to find out how the award ceremony turned out.
The “Open Space” project aims to reactivate the Domshof at the city centre of Bremen through culture, music and artistic interventions. For the theme-day on “Sustainability” we developed a site-specific projection and sound installation onto some of the trees surounding the stage.
We are looking forward to further cooperations in the future!
In the next weeks, we are happy to present some projects at our second homebase in Bremen: Starting point will be a installation at the “Future Day” at Open Space Domshof on Saturday 5.9. from 8pm. The Tuesday after will begin a two month projection onto Haus der Wissenschaft in the direct neighbourhood and soon after we might even have something to show in Bremerhaven We will keep you updated!
After almost three months of Corona shutdown as well as many cancelled events and performances, we are happy to announce the audiovisual art performance and installation “The Ever Changing Light”. In the beautiful Potsdam Museum, we will scrutinize, construe and choreograph the maginificent work of the german artist Karl Hagemeister. The grand master used the roughness of the elements and especially the light setting of a scenery as central elements of his drawing style. Hence it is a delight for us to transport his oustanding paintings into a modern light and sound art work, which contains the animation and arrangement of the drawings and sketches as well as a live performance by Richard, Tim and Marcel at the premiere evening. We are looking forward to it and hope to see lots of faces again after the months of isolation.
You can witness the installation as well as the Hagemeister exhibition from August, 21st (12:00 a.m.) until August 23rd (8 p.m.) in the Potsdam Museum.
Potsdam Museum – Forum für Kunst und Geschichte
Am Alten Markt 9
Sunday 23.08., 12 (pm) – 20 (am)