Julian Scordato

Constellations
File Festival
FILE HIPERSONICA

This work begins from the exploration of an imaginary celestial space which is translated into sound space. How does each celestial sphere – starting from its manifestation as a unit – interact with the cosmos where it belongs? How does it react to its law? How does it transform itself integrating with the system, until the loss of identity? In contrast to this process, the constellations act by highlighting the bodies in their uniqueness through the creation of symbolic links: beyond their meaning, they stand as a classification and articulation device of the individual within the system.
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Questo lavoro parte dall’esplorazione di uno spazio celeste immaginario che si traduce in spazio sonoro. In che modo ogni sfera celeste – a partire dalla sua manifestazione come unità – interagisce con il cosmo a cui appartiene? Come reagisce alla sua legge? Come si trasforma integrandosi con il sistema, fino alla perdita di identità? In contrasto con questo processo, le costellazioni agiscono mettendo in evidenza i corpi nella loro unicità attraverso la creazione di collegamenti simbolici: al di là del loro significato, si pongono come dispositivo di classificazione e articolazione dell’individuo all’interno del sistema.

OLIVIER RATSI

Perspective du cadre
Mesurant 30m x 30m x 2,4m et doté de lumières LED et de 8 canaux audio, Frame Perspective transforme un espace caverneux à la Maison de la Région. A des dates précises tout au long du festival Constellations, Ratsi a préparé un programme lumière dans l’espace, accompagné d’une composition sonore interprétée par Thomas Vaquié (voir le programme du festival pour plus de détails). Frame Perspective poursuit l’interrogation de Ratsi sur la réalité à travers la création d’espaces exploratoires et périphériques. Les formes répétitives de l’installation créent de nouvelles dimensions dans la Maison de la Région, interrompant les lignes de l’architecture. Pendant ce temps, la composition des lumières et des sons en interaction perturbe les textures sonores et visuelles de l’espace et résonne avec le visiteur sur des fréquences inexplorées. L’effet est de plonger le visiteur dans un environnement fluctuant qui relie les technologies numériques aux espaces physiques et soulève des questions sur la façon dont la réalité est construite et vécue dans les domaines numérique, physique et autres.

STUDIO THEGREENEYL

Table de Chuchotement
Quatre festivités uniques célébrées par des personnes de cultures distinctes sont rassemblées dans une scène archétypique de la congrégation. Les visiteurs qui s’approchent d’une table ronde remplie de plats vides découvrent que ceux-ci racontent en fait des histoires personnelles sur la signification symbolique de la nourriture et des rituels. Écrites par un écrivain, ces histoires sont basées sur des interviews et des recherches menées pour cette pièce. Le contenu change en fonction des positions des plats et de leur distance par rapport aux autres. Similitudes et particularités des différentes cérémonies culinaires explorées de manière ludique et divertissante. En changeant les constellations de table, les visiteurs révèlent de plus en plus d’histoires et s’intègrent à un spectacle participatif.

Collectif Scale

Flux
“Avec Flux, nous proposons une nouveau dispositif imaginé pour le Cloître des Récollets de l’Hôtel de Région Grand Est à Metz et dans le cadre du festival Constellations. Flux est composé de 48 lignes de lumière dynamique de 1,5 m de long, espacées de 40 cm, motorisées et commandées en temps réel. La multiplication formelle de ces lignes couplée avec des micros variations de phases, de délais temporels, de vitesses et d’amplitudes nous permet de sculpter un un objet de 20m de long, vivant et évoluant avec un mouvement de va et vient cyclique.” Collectif Scale

Joanie Lemercier and James Ginzburg

Nimbes
L’artiste Joanie Lemercier, spécialiste des arts audiovisuels, a INSTALLÉ au SAT de Montréal (Society for Arts and Technology), des oeuvres visuelles et auditives immersives qui surplombent et entourent les spectateurs à 360°. Pour réaliser celles-ci, il a utilisé la technologie numérique, des lasers et appareils de projection. L’exposition « Nimbes » dure une quinzaine de minutes, et guide le spectateur à travers un univers virtuel parsemé de constellations, de paysages naturels et d’immeubles qui s’effondrent. C’est le fruit d’un travail considérable, qui mêle savamment photographies et images de synthèse.

Olivier Ratsi

Frame Perspective
Measuring 30m x 30m x 2.4m and featuring LED lights and 8 audio channels, Frame Perspective transforms a cavernous space at the Maison de la Région. On specific dates throughout the Constellations festival Ratsi has prepared a light programme in the space, accompanied by a sound composition played by Thomas Vaquié (see the festival programme for more details). Frame Perspective continues Ratsi’s interrogation of reality through the creation of exploratory and peripheral spaces. The installation’s repeating forms create new dimensions in the Maison de la Région, interrupting the lines of the architecture. Meanwhile the composition of interacting lights and sounds disrupts the sonic and visual textures of the space and resonates with the visitor on uncharted frequencies. The effect is to immerse the visitor into a fluctuating environment which connects digital technologies with physical spaces and raises questions about how reality is constructed and experienced in digital, physical and other realms.

Kerstin Ergenzinger

Wanderer Spacetime Poetry
Wanderer Spacetime Poetry is a continuously evolving installation series. Wanderers are small modified and individually programmed thermal printers that roam along paper strips that are stretched in different constellations across a space. On their journeys the Wanderers leave traces behind, a line, a dot or words. Like a snail with its trail the units dynamically create a poetic drawing over the course of an exhibition.

Studio TheGreenEyl 

Whispering Table
Four unique festivities celebrated by people of distinct cultures are assembled in an archetypical scene of congregation. Visitors approaching a round table filled with empty dishes discover that these are actually telling personal stories about the symbolic meaning of food and rituals. Written by a story writer, these stories are are based on interviews and research carried out for this piece. The content changes according to the dishes‘ positions and their distance to the others. Similarities and peculiarities of different food ceremonies explored in a playful and entertaining way. By changing table constellations, the visitors reveal more and more stories and become part of a participatory spectacle.

VEGA ZAISHI WANG

베가 왕
维加王
ВЕГА ВАН
ALPHA LYREA
Beijing-based fashion designer Vega Zaishi Wang’s new Alpha Lyrae collection is very special. Silk dresses of her design were printed with galaxies, constellations, and nebulas, then backed with lightweight and flexible electroluminescent paper, making the garments glow. The name of the collection is quite clever: not only does it reference the space theme of the design, but Alpha Lyrae is the name of the brightest star in the constellation of Vega, which is also the designer’s first name.

Joanie Lemercier

Constellations
“Constellations” is an audio visual installation. Light is projected on invisible water particles to form shapes and intangible structures in the air. It’s an abstract journey through geometric structures formed by the universe.

Karlheinz Stockhausen

SONNTAG aus LICHT

Sonntag aus Licht takes as its subject our solar system and the relationships of all the planets that orbit the sun. In this opera, the earth and life on it is represented as the result of the union of light and water. These two elements are presented in the first scene, and the rest of the opera celebrates the evolution of life, of plants, animals, humans, and above all this the planets, moons, and heavenly constellations. The opera has a pronounced ritualistic and meditative character, with very little that can be described as dramatic action.