We are part of the new Festival in town! Together with other great artists we put together an exhibition for all guests of PACE Festival Potsdam. We meet you there on Sunday to indulge our eyes and ears with some fine art at Potsdam Arts and Creativity Exchange, short PACE Festival!
Our installation Ex.pose presented us with many challenges. We didn’t bury the head in the sand and stuck to our vision. We are happy to announce that expose will be on display at Schiffsbauergasse for another month starting Tuesday at dawn!
The show can be visited without tickets, registrations or access restrictions.
The last weeks of this year we enjoy working on our new dance and media installation EX.POSE. We were filming in the green box with the Dancer Raha Nejad, arranging, keying, animating, organizing, writing and composing Musik together with Marcel Siegel.
Choreographer Anja Kozik developed a dramaturgy that deals with the process of becoming aware of oneself as well as exploring and confronting inner boundaries. We are curious and looking forward how our 360 degree installation at Schiffbauergasse Waschhaus open air stage will look like in the big scale! It will run from the 12th of January until the 28th of February.
After being postponed again and again because of the pandemic, »Woanders« finally took place again at WUK Vienna in Oktober 2021. We were very happy to be part of the first Austrian show of »Woanders«. Based on the poetry of the author and filmmaker Thomas Brasch from the former GDR, the musician Masha Qrella and her ensemble have developed a theatrical concert around the topic of identity conflicts, named »Woanders« (German for »somewhere else«). Xenorama augmented the concert with contextual stage mapping and animations, surround sound design and an audio-visual multi-channel installation.
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