Ralf Baecker

A Natural History of Networks / Soft Machine
A Natural History of Networks / SoftMachine è una macchina algoritmica elettrochimica che sonda un regime materiale computazionale e tecnologico alternativo, informata dagli esperimenti di Gordon Pask sui meccanismi di apprendimento elettrochimico [↓1] e dalla ricerca attuale sulla biomimetica, sulla materia programmabile e sul liquido controllato spazio-temporalmente attuatori in metallo. Al suo interno, un apparato sperimentale elettrochimico costruito su misura (SoftMachine) crea un microcosmo fluido dinamico che compie un continuo divenire di forme, strutture e narrazioni materiche. La performance mira a provocare nuovi immaginari del macchinico, dell’artificiale e della materia. Una tecnologia radicale che collega il pensiero meccanico tradizionalmente discreto e i materiali morbidi/fluidi che consentono un comportamento auto-organizzato attraverso le loro specifiche agenzie materiali.

Wayne Mcgregor

Torus
Directed by British fashion photographer Nick Knight of SHOWStudio, Torus is a film on human connection and loneliness featuring choreography by Wayne McGregor and styling by Norwegian designer Fredik Tjærandsen. Performed by Company Wayne McGregor, Torus shows dancers wearing inflatable balloons designed by Tjærandsen, orbiting in darkness as isolated entities, occasionally lit as they transition through a temporal universe, a mirror to the life that many are only passing through, barely connecting.

HIROSHI SUGIMOTO

弘杉
杉本博司
히로시 스기 모토
Conceptual Form model

Su obra se centra en la historia y la existencia temporal. Paisajes marinos, teatros, dioramas, retratos (de figuras de cera Madame Tussaud) y la arquitectura están entre sus muchos temas. Sugimoto ha recibido varias becas y ayudas, y su trabajo está presente en las colecciones de la Tate Gallery, el Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Chicago y el Metropolitan Museum de Nueva York, entre otros muchos.

Leonhard Lass and Gregor Ladenhauf

DEPART
The Entropy Gardens
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The Entropy Gardens is an artistic VR experience that explores one of humanity’s most archetypical artforms – garden making. It challenges its myths, aesthetics and modes of perception. Like a garden, The Entropy Gardens attempts to become a spatiotemporal poem — a poetic organism. In the form of a sprawling journey it constructs a hermetic, virtual garden as a poetic ecosystem — a psychic landscape that is foremost a complex audiovisual experience. It admits the visitor into a place that is equally challenging and contemplative (and of course profoundly weird).

JOACHIM SMETSCHKA

Instante
FILE FESTIVAL
Videoinstalação, loop de 24 minutos. Baseado em oito retratos fotográficos diferentes, este experimento de percepção visual consiste em 35.992 imagens intermediárias geradas sinteticamente, que são a matéria-prima deste “retrato de base temporal”. O retrato muda gradualmente no decorrer de 24 minutos, negando ao espectador as possibilidades costumeiras de identificar e memorizar traços humanos individuais.

HeeWon Lee

INFINITY III
Infinity III est une invitation à un voyage mental perturbant créé à partir d’images de synthèses. Dans la continuité de son travail autour des cycles naturels (avec la série d’installations « Infinity »), HeeWon Lee nous projette au coeur de nuées d’oiseaux lumineuses et évanescentes… En évoluant dans ce ballet animal, la notion de temporalité et d’espace s’effacent.

Coralie Vogelaar

Random String of Emotions

Emotion recognition software analyzes our emotions by deconstructing our facial expressions into temporal segments that produce the expression, called Action Units (AU; developed by Paul Ekman), and breaking them down into percentages of six basic emotions, happy, sad, angry, surprised, scared, and disgusted. In this video the artist uses this decoding system to turn the process around. Here – instead of detecting AUs – a computer is used to generate a random string of AUs. In this way complex and perhaps even nonexisting emotional expressions will be discovered. These randomly formed expressions, played in random order, are then analyzed again by professional emotion recognition software.

Nick Verstand

Aether
AETHER is an audiovisual live performance using spatial sound and light, designed location specific for each iteration. Walls of materialized laser light surround the artists while constantly reshaping the environment, organically modulating synchronous to the surrounding sound.

fabric | ch

Perpetual (Tropical) Sunshine
Perpetual (Tropical) Sunshine is an architectural, climatic and temporal installation. Thanks to a “screen” composed of several hundred infrared light bulbs, Perpetual (Tropical) Sunshine retransmits the journey and intensity of the sun as perceived on the 23rd parallel south, according to information transmitted live by weather stations all around the Tropic of Capricorn. Perpetual (Tropical) Sunshine thereby creates a displaced architectural space, which confronts the visitor with an abstract form of day and endless summer. It represents the increasingly artificial nature of our environment and suggests a form of “static mobility” or “displaced tropicality”.

Cinzia Campolese

Broken Panorama
The Specular series is a project that presents a set of audio-visual installations of different light sculptures created through the use of projected light and reflective materials.
Each sculpture redirects light in a different way and the reflective property of the material allows each sculpture to blend with its environment while also modifying our perception of its shape. Networks of algorithms generate interlinked sound and light. A cycle repeats but with infinite variations in multi-temporal-scales.

Klaus Obermaier

克劳斯奥伯迈尔
the concept of … (here and now)

In front of a giant screen, two dancers interact with a cohort of cameras… Their movements are captured by infra-red sensors and projected onto the screen, whereby their bodies become the canvas on which new images take shape. The result is a shifting kaleidoscope of strange, living, quasi-mathematical visual worlds which sometimes seem to be emanating or even escaping from the dancers’ bodies. “Who decides which movement to make: the man or the machine?” Blurring the line between the real and the virtual, Klaus Obermaier loves to subsume his performers’ bodies and physicality in a disconcerting digital universe. With his latest creation, the choreographer/artist has taken a bold new step. He has constructed a system of projectors and infra-red sensor-cameras, trained upon the movements of two dancers. The performers thus find themselves thrown headlong into a living, moving graphical universe: their movements are projected onto the screen, but at the same time their bodies are illuminated by more projected images. This is a true artistic performance, pushing well beyond the frontiers of a standard dance recital, or even a contemporary dance show. A corporeal, temporal performance. A choreography which makes subtle use of its raw materials, deftly combining lights, video, perspectives and the real-time power of bodily movement.

Navid Navab

Aquaphoneia
Aquaphoneia is an alchemical installation centred around the poiesis of time and transmutation of voice into matter. A large horn floating mid space echoes the ghosts of Edison, Bell, and Berliner’s machines. But unlike early recording, herding sound energy to etch pressure patterns in solid matter, this odd assemblage transmutes voice into water and water into air. Disembodied voices abandon their sources to cross the event horizon of the horn. Estranged, the schizo-phone falls into the narrow depths of the bell, squeezed into spatiotemporal infinity, calcinated, liquified and released: The aqueous voice then flows into three alchemical chambers where inner time is surrendered to the tempi of matter: unbound, yet lucid and sound.

Chris Salter

n-Polytope: Behaviors in Light and Sound after Iannis Xenakis
N_Polytope: Behaviors in Light and Sound After Iannis Xenakis is a spectacular light and sound performance-installation combining cutting edge lighting, lasers, sound, sensing and machine learning software inspired by composer Iannis Xenakiss radical 1960s- 1970s works named Polytopes (from the Greek ‘poly’, many and ‘topos’, space). As large scale, immersive architectural environments that made the indeterminate and chaotic patterns and behaviour of natural phenomena experiential through the temporal dynamics of light and the spatial dynamics of sound, the Polytopes still to this day are relatively unknown but were far ahead of their time. N_Polytope is based on the attempt to both re-imagine Xenakis’ work with probabilistic/stochastic systems with new techniques as well as to explore how these techniques can exemplify our own historical moment of extreme instability.

Natura Machina

Soundform No.1
“Soundform No.1” is a minimalistic soundscape and kinetic art installation that transforms heat energy into a poetically evolving, spatiotemporal composition. All the sound in this installation is created thermo acoustically by activating heating elements inside quartz glass tubes hung in the space. As the glass warms, a nickel-titanium spring reacts instantly, pulling the cylinder upright. At the correct angle, airflow becomes unrestricted, and a thermo acoustic phenomenon, known as a Rijke effect (named for the professor who discovered the phenomenon in 1859), creates an audible tone.

edoardo tresoldi

Etherea
Edoardo Tresoldi gioca con la trasparenza della rete metallica e con i materiali industriali per trascendere la dimensione spazio-temporale e narrare un dialogo tra Arte e Mondo, una sintesi visiva che si rivela nella dissolvenza dei limiti fisici.
La fusione del linguaggio classico e di quello modernista ne genera un terzo, marcatamente contemporaneo.

Diana Thater

“Science,Fiction”

Through a combination of the temporal qualities of video and the architectural dimension of its physical installation, Thater’s work explores the artifice of its own production and its capacity to construct perception and shape the way we think about the world through its image. Natural diversity, wildlife, and conservation have been persistent themes in the artist’s work, and she has dedicated herself to an examination of the varied kinds of relationships humans have constructed with animals. While her in-depth studies of ecosystems and animal behavior propose observation as a kind of understanding in itself, her ethical position is implicit in the work, which, while subtly political, provides views of the sublime in all its incarnations—stunning, beautiful, and simultaneously terrifying.

KICHUL KIM

김기철
sound looking
Kim Kichul ha lavorato continuamente con il suono, contro forme d’arte visive più tradizionali. Per Kim, il suono stesso è il soggetto piuttosto che un elemento aggiunto che compone una parte dell’intera scultura, ed è un continuum già inerente a un significato.
Kim ha iniziato a usare il suono nel suo lavoro attraverso un’esperienza che ha avuto durante l’ascolto della radio. Ha sperimentato qualità del suono spazio-temporale e si è sentito come se stesse guardando il suono fisico reale proveniente da una radio. Il suo lavoro 11-Faced Avalokitesvara presentato nella sua prima mostra personale nel 1993 partiva dalla parola Avalokitesvara, che spiega il sentire il soggetto come se volesse vederlo. Kim fu profondamente commosso da un verso di Bomunpum, il venticinquesimo capitolo del Sutra del Loto, che affermava che se Sattva, nella loro sofferenza, avesse cantato l’Avalokitesvara con una semplice concentrazione, avrebbero potuto raggiungere il Nirvana. Posizionando 10 statue di Avalokitesvara su radio, ciascuna sintonizzata su canali diversi, ha presentato un metodo compositivo per osservare il suono attraverso la sinestesia.
È chiaro che il suono stesso è il principale argomento di interesse di Kim, specialmente attraverso il suo precedente lavoro Sound Looking (1999), che materializza visivamente le proprietà del suono dipendenti dai sensi uditivi. In questo lavoro, le particelle in un tubo trasparente si muovono secondo le onde del suono generato e tutte le cose visibili vengono mobilitate per rivelare il suono invisibile.