2019-03-25

Collaboration concert with live electro band

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!


2018-12-30

RADIX toured the world in 2018!

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)


2018-11-15

Meet the Indigenous of the Himalayas

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
India


2018-08-01

Meet the makers in the trees at “Burg Herzberg Festival” 50th anniversary

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.

Location

Burg Herzberg Festival,
Hofhuhnstadt,
36287 Breitenbach am Herzberg

50°46’34.5″N 9°26’21.3″E

July 26th – 29th 2020


2018-07-08

Xenorama at the ISEA 2019 in Durban

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)


2017-12-16

Augmented stride concert at the “Pergamonmuseum Berlin”

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.

Logistical Partner: Volkswagen Automobile Potsdam


2017-09-13

Winners at the “Japan Media Arts Festival”

award ceremony
radix augmented sculpture
after party

Good evening from Tokyo! We just won the New Face Award at this year’s Japan Media Arts Festival (JMAF) in Tokyo with our augmented projection sculpture Radix. We are now looking forward to the opening ceremony and the exhibition at the beautiful New National Theatre Tokyo, an Opera tower in the middle of the Shinjuku district. It will run from friday, 14th September and contains a lot of other exciting works and media art. Many thanks どうも有難うでざいます to everyone who helped us getting here.


2017-07-23

Reinvigorating an abandoned well at “SEE Djerba” (SEE شوف)

We are very happy to be back in Tunisia and take part in the SEE Djerba festival. Thanks to all the wonderful people here and the great support!

So, let’s see what we can develop here in Houmt Zouk… the abandoned Roman well — the B’ir Ar-rumi بئر الرومي — appears to be an excellent site, we may have to clean up and polish this beauty first though…

And for some contemplative nostalgia, check out our project ATTYÉF AL’MEDINA اطياف المدينة we developed for last years Interference Festival in Tunis…

The B’ir Ar-rumi in Houmt Zouk

شوف reads šūf and is commonly used in Tunisian Arabic to express the action of »seeing«.


2017-01-26

Exhibition opening of “Blicklichter” was a full success

We are still excited about the exhibition opening of “Blicklichter” last evening. The Rechenzentrum Potsdam is our home and it opened its doors for us to display our work and research we have done since 2014. The result is an exhibition which evolves around many narrative light installations, sculptures and the exclusive interactive projection »Cast Your Shadow«. The evening party included a lot of interesting talks, a concert by cayoux and a DJ performance by Phil Flash as well as food and drinks for everyone. As the evening was a full success, we want to thank all who joined in, made it possible and accompanied us along the way.


2017-01-06

Interactive wall mosaic mapping “Cast Your Shadow”

For this year’s light festival “Unterwegs im Licht” in Potsdam, we created an interactive mapping upon a wall mosaic outside of our working and creative space, the Rechenzentrum. The famous art work is called “Der Mensch bezwingt den Kosmos” (“The human conquers the cosmos”) and was created by Fritz Eisel in 1972. It shows an astronaut hovering outside his spaceship in the earth’s orbit. The spectators can approach the installation and interact with the mosaic by touching it, dancing in front of it or form certain groups. We used and expanded knowledge from our other research and interactive projects to realise the installation.

This project was supported by the Landeshauptstadt Potsdam and the Localize e.V..