In a short radio interview with the SWR2, our very own Richard Oeckel talks about the process of composing the music for large-scale projection mappings. He elaborates on the special team that he forms with Tim Heinze as well as the process of realising audiovisual ideas from scratch. In the special case of the show WALLS OF PERCEPTION, the topic of working with a mix of real and software-based instruments is also a crucial aspect. Enjoy listening to the interview!
Exicting new things in the making! We are very happy to work on a multi-sensory performance at the HAU Hebbel am Ufer with music by Masha Qrella and band, inspired by poet, musician and film maker Thomas Brasch from the former GDR. It’s great fun working with the team of Diana Naecke, Emma Cattell, Christina Runge and many others towards the premiere on 4th of December 2019.
The performance evolves around music, theatre, stage mapping, multichannel audio and displacement.
Hebbel Am Ufer | Berlin
HAU2, Hallesches Ufer 32
December 4th-7th 2019, 8pm
More information: https://www.hebbel-am-ufer.de/programm/pdetail/2886/
We are thrilled and very honoured to be amongst the first prize winners of this year’s Designpreis Brandenburg. The exhibition “Lebendige Bauten / Living Buildings” which we cocreated together with the team around Brigitta Bungard was awarded in the communication design category. Thanks to the wonderful team, the jury and all the people who supported us along the way.
Watch the short trailer:
Last week we had the chance to hold a workshop at Lichtcampus Wismar and show the workflow of a typical facade Projection Mapping on the example of the Unesco Welterbehaus Hansestadt Wismar. Lorenz Potthast held the workshop and extended his actions and experiences in the education sector. Also check out his biography to experience his other efforts and tasks in this field.
We think that the results are awesome especially regarding that the workhop only went for two days. Thanks to the students who took part in the workshop, places that helped us (Lilja Walker Möbeldesign, Das Boot Wismar e. V.) and the whole Lichtcampus team.
This Saturday, you can witness a unique experience that blurs the boundaries between visual and auditive perception. After starting with an audiovisual performance of our own we will support the concert of our Berlin-based friends CATS & BREAKKIES and their progressive live electronic sound with light art and live visuals. The venue is the DEFA 70, an event location build out of an old cinema in the heart of the famous Studio Babelsberg.
Tickets available here: https://www.koka36.de/cats-u-breakkies_ticket_105260.html…
If you’re around Potsdam or Berlin, come by and have a great evening with us!
In a very successful year for our projection sculpture RADIX, we traveled around the globe and hosted exhibitions in Tokyo, Berlin, Vienna and Potsdam. We are very proud to have had all these opportunities and made many new friends along the way. Many thanks to all the people who made this possible and supported us on our trips or in setting up the exhibitions. Therefore, we would be very happy to come back soon! The exhibitions we attended are:
“DIGITAL#ER S#CHOC#K” – Goethe Institut, Tokio (13.02.2018)
“UNDER THE RADAR” – Museumsquartier, Wien (24.05.2018)
“48H NEUKÖLLN” – Kindl Kesselhaus, Berlin (22.06.2018)
“ART CAMP” – Villa Francke, Potsdam (26.10.2018)
Xenorama is currently in the studio of the sculpturist Parul Thacker, based in Mumbai, India. Parul specialises in capturing unprecedented realms between our perceptional grid in form of hypertangible plastic pieces. These serve as a foundation for projected portraits of indigenous people from the Himalayas and are set into motion by dropping a stone into a large basin. Tucked into ambiences of respective mountain ranges, audiovisual caustics and embers of resin, the encounter with distant souls is brought to life in individual fashion. One at a time.
To be exhibited and experienced in Calcutta, West Bengal.
चेहरा की कहानी
being developed at
Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Xenorama at the 50th anniversary of the Burg Herzberg Festival! A collage of emotions covering 50 years of the festival, captured on site and projected onto huge trees.
We are honoured to meet and document the makers and driving forces behind this cult event in southern Germany. Even a backstage dog posed to perform in the virtual field.
Burg Herzberg Festival,
36287 Breitenbach am Herzberg
July 26th – 29th 2020
Our very own Lorenz Potthast represented Xenorama at this years International Symposium on Electronic Arts (ISEA) in Durban, South Africa. He was involved into various workshops, projection art and presentations! He took the opportunity to meet a lot of old friends from his term abroad and also to make some new friends along the way.
(Photo credit partly by Elektro Moon Vision, Christo Doherty, Jürgen Amthor)
Experience our collaboration with the STEGREIF.orchester tonight at the Pergamonmuseum Berlin. The World Cultural Heritage Site, consisting of exhibits from the Orient and Occident (which you also can experience online here), is brought to life by a unique light and music show. The musicians will stride through the otherwordly scenario inside the world famous museum together with us. They present classical pieces as well as improvisational parts. We will support and interact with them by augmenting the space with classical illumination, virtual reality and projection mapping upon the exhibits.
Unfortunately the show is sold out already. If you are lucky you can buy left over tickets at the box office.