2021-09-17

Film premiere with live concert «RELIEF»

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.

Get tickets here!

18. September, 8 pm
19. September, 8 pm

Waschhaus Potsdam gGmbH
Schiffbauergasse 6
14467 Potsdam


2020-09-01

Upcoming Projects in Bremen

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!


2020-06-22

Audiovisual performance “The Ever Changing Light”

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
14467 Potsdam
Germany

Friday 21.08.,
Saturday 22.08.,
Sunday 23.08., 12 (pm) – 20 (am)


2020-03-03

AUFBRUCH at Luminale

Come by and break the ice! We are very happy to show our interactive floor projection “AUFBRUCH” again at Luminale at the Börsenplatz Frankfurt from 12th – 15th of March.
The installation was initially developed for the farewell event of the RV POLARSTERN onto the MOSAiC expedition by Alfred-Wegener-Institut für Polar- und Meeresforschung

Thanks to IHK Frankfurt am Main for the venue and Lang Medientechnik GmbH and LANG AG for the technical support.


2020-02-16

Trailer for BE\\LONGING

We feel honored and excited to be part of the Luminale in Frankfurt am Main. As this year’s festival topic is Digital Romance, our work “BE\\LONGING” explores human feelings, such as affection, reflection and affiliation in the context of fast growing and prima facie coldhearted digitalized spheres. Can romantic nuances be found in plain numerical series and abstract aesthetics?

Witness the large scale projection mapping upon the Alte Oper Frankfurt from the 12th-15th of march, 7-10 pm.


2020-01-25

A Secret Archipelago at “Localize Potsdam” Festival

What does the word »ISLAND« mean to you?
What feeling does it evoke?

9 Languages.
17 Takes on the matter.

A Brief impression of our immersive multi-channel audio book »A Secret Archipelago«, installed in Potsdam, on the Isle of Friendship. Thank you to Localize Potsdam for hosting, funding and supporting the piece, as well as ALL curious participants (of which there were many) !!

Info & full printed Text Book:
http://xenorama.com/portfolio/archipel

Vimeo:
https://vimeo.com/xenorama/archipel

Full Stereo Mixdown and Original Voices (parallel German translations omitted for stereo compatibility):
https://soundcloud.com/the-solar-nex…/…/a-secret-archipelago


2019-10-13

Architecture vs. virtual painting

A collaboration between Xenorama and the Berlin-based painter Helge Leiberg. An abstract journey through the history of Stendal, rendered as façade painting with an exclusive post progressive soundtrack on the Justizzentrum »Albrecht der Bär« at the #LichttageStendal.

Logistical Partner: Volkswagen Automobile Potsdam

Analog Projection Mapping

Justizzentrum »Albrecht der Bär«
Scharnhorststraße 44,
39576 Stendal

October 17th – 19th, 7pm


2019-09-20

Behind the Scenes of MOSAiC Expedition at Tromsø, Norway

So in case if you are wondering what we are up to, today on #globalclimatestrike day: We are finished with the preparations for the projections onto the Polarsternice breaker for the MOSAiC expedition, the largest arctic expedition of our time! Looking forward to the farewell event this evening and the one-year lasting expedition that aims to better understand arctic and global climate!

www.mosaic-expedition.org
Thanks to the good cooperation with:
Alfred-Wegener-Institut für Polar- und Meeresforschung
AudioNor AS Moloen AS Tromsø Havn KF

September 20th, 8pm

Farewell ceremony for the Polarstern on its MOSAiC Expedition


2019-07-29

Behind the scenes of WOANDERS

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.

Performance

Hebbel Am Ufer | Berlin
HAU2, Hallesches Ufer 32
10963 Berlin

December 4th-7th 2019, 8pm

More information: https://www.hebbel-am-ufer.de/programm/pdetail/2886/


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!