Digitally Augmented Projection Sculpture
Premiered in March 2016
Produced for Luminale Lightning Biennale
Originally presented at Senkenberg Museum Frankfurt
Radix is a wooden root sculpture augmented by projection and sound. The sculpture is brought to life as a fictional entity: part organism, part apparatus.
In an ongoing play of light and sound the object undergoes a metamorphosis from its initial natural shape towards a technical formation while the two aspects strive for dominance. The project questions the relation between nature and technology and their connections and dependencies.
The spatial shape of the root was captured through 3D scanning technology and extended through 3D printed polygon elements. Using the virtual replication of the root, the original visual and auditory perception of the wooden object and its properties and qualities can be scrutinized and augmented. Thus, the sculpture explores the dichotomy between organic structures and digital aesthetics.
Created by Xenorama (Lorenz Potthast, Marcel Bückner, Moritz Richartz, Richard Oeckel, Tim Heinze)
Thanks to Senkenberg Museum for the support and Roland Lambrette for getting us in touch and hosting us.
Exhibitions & Awards
Japan Media Arts Festival – New Face Award
03.2017: Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
LUMEN Prize Shortlist
09.2016: Hackney House, London, United Kingdom