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.
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…
The B’ir Ar-rumi in Houmt Zouk
شوف reads šūf and is commonly used in Tunisian Arabic to express the action of »seeing«.
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.
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.
Tomorrow our art directors Tim Heinze and Marcel Bückner will contribute to this event and talk about our art in the context of technology and algorithms. Our panel is going to start from 3:30pm at our wonderful homebase, the Rechenzentrum Potsdam!
See you there
This year our Project RADIX was included in the LUMEN PRIZE LONDON shortlist. A great honor for this innovative piece of art and our artistic research. With the introduction of Video Projection Mapping into the artistic sector the development of light sculptures has been thrown into a new wave of technical possiblities. Some of these are staged every year at this great occasion. We also recognized, that this year marked the indention of VR into media art. We are looking forward to create content using the exciting new posssibilities of this technology. Stay tuned for new sculptures and media art installations because we will increasingly explore these fields.
Here we present you a first glimpse into what we’ve been working on for the last couple of weeks. »Transkutan« is a journey through the numerous membranes of the skin — based entirely on analog footage we produced and collected. Thus, everything you see actually happened in real life, including multicoloured fluids, bubbles, magnetic formations, oscillating membranes, human skin and underwater phenomena.
The layout and scope of the organism is mapped to custom built stencils of the target façade: The city palace of Karlsruhe.
See you there!
The skin of architecture
The premiere of the show curated by ZKM – Zentrum für Kunst und Medien Karlsruhe will be on the 27th of August at Schlosslichtspiele Karlsruhe August 7th – September 17th 2016
Our musicians are also very nice to listen to without moving images. Here is a chance to catch them at Fusion Festival next Saturday!
We’ll be playing the Serendubity-Space right at the Salón de Baile with a brand new set of ours. A Special guest ist our livelong Friend and founder of maki roots! We are looking forward to this wonderful event and to see lots of known and yet unknown faces there.
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We had a highly inspired time at the Phi Centre in Montreal for MUTEK Montreal_IMG 2015 Conference. Our representative Moritz Richartz elaborated on our recent projects and exciting future developments…
A big thank you to all people at MUTEK and Goethe-Institut Montréal for making this happen!
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