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Waves by Daniel Palacios

April 23rd, 2012 // No Comments // Posted by Andrea

Daniel Palacios

DATE: 30.03.12 / 25.06.12
PLACE: LABoral (Gijón, Spain)

“Waves will be part of this international group exhibit that intends to explore the synthesis between image and sound, the different graphical and physical representations of sound, and its evolution in the context of contemporary art. It charts a course of the most representative artists and pieces of the last decade, also focusing on “visual music” experiments by artists from the beginning of the last century such as Oskar Fischinger and James Whitney. ‘Visualising Sound’ originated in the idea of generating dialogue among all of the pieces that make up the exhibition, spanning a century of creation based on the same idea or concept: to dominate the wave, represent and tame it; the need to go beyond the place where our senses have brought us, which is, after all, the essence of all art. It seeks to show the broadest possible spectrum of the multiple representations of sound, investigating the sound dimension of the spaces we live in.”

Making of  “Waves”

Waves from Daniel Palacios on Vimeo.

“A long piece of rope represents three dimensionally a series of waves floating in space, as well as producing sounds from the physical action of their movement: the rope which creates the volume also simultaneously creates the sound by cutting through the air, making up a single element.” (Daniel Palacios)

Making of  “Waves”

Atelier Olschinsky

April 3rd, 2012 // No Comments // Posted by Andrea

Atelier Olschinsky  —> following list

Actually it was really hard for me to pick my favorites from this outstanding artwork of  the creative studio Atelier Olschinsky and after I saw the following list I was complety blown away. The studio is based in Vienna founded 2002 by Peter Olschinsky and Verena Weiss. To put ther work in just some adjectives ios quite impossible, but let me try: the art work is vivid, inspiring and futuristic with a huge story telling and because of the visual complexity the graphics seems fragile but at the same time the elements are balanced and gives our visual senses a strong impact.
That is what they say about themselves:
“It is just so important to work as much as you can, to learn and to be open to new things.
The journey is the award.” (Atelier Olschinsky)

Examples of the following list

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Oneohtrix Point Never in symbioses with the Joshua Light Show

February 4th, 2012 // 1 Comment // Posted by Andrea

The Joshua Light Show

New York City 1967. When the Summer of Love blows its wind from the West Coast to the city, it brings with it new ideas, colours and sounds.
That was the beginning of the Joshua Light Show, but this incredible show never reached middle-europe, till now. In Line with the transmediale and the CTM.12 Festival he performs with three outstanding musicians in Berlin.
Supersilent with Stian Westerhus, Oneohtrix Point Never and as a special highlight, no other than Krautrock / cosmic / minimalism giant Manuel Göttsching (Ash Ra Tempel/Ashra, de).
I just can say it was really impressive. Hear and see for yourself.

The projections are complete analog. Only with lights and the visuals of colors in a petri dish projected on a wall, he creates fantastic abstracts forms and patterns. The analog procedure makes the whole composition even more realistic and touchable.He plasticise your imagination. In every form your mind creates your own symbols and figures and puts it together in a adventoures realistic dream. In combination with the the electronic music you even get more carried away. I picked some pictures from the website. And I hope the show is coming back soon to Berlin.
To see some videos from the Show go to –> this site

Here some old and new Impressions from the Show.

Till Nowak – Digital Artist

January 19th, 2012 // No Comments // Posted by Andrea

In line of the Transmediale Festival in Berlin from  30.01 – 05.02.12. I want to show you the work of Till Nowak.

He will present his short film “The Centrifuge Brain Project” at the Festival. It’s not online, but i give you a short vision. In this fictive documentation he builds monstrous machines, which scientist use to overcome gravity. With 3-D-Modelling-and Animation Software he manipulates the reality. After taking live pictures to extract the 3-D structure, he put these animation back to the documentary footage via Match-Moving-Method. So that we get the impression, that gravity is no matter anymore.

Digital Art by Till Nowak

“Till Nowak is a digital artist, designer and filmmaker. Since 1999 Till works as a professional computer graphics artist on his own independent projects and as an efficient one-man-production-company for high profile clients. He is based in Hamburg. He has is own computer animation Studio frameboX

Pjusk – Sus from Till Nowak on Vimeo.

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CTM Festival 30 January – 5 February 2012

January 18th, 2012 // No Comments // Posted by Andrea

Highly recommended. Every Year in the end of January and beginning of February the CTM Festival in cooperation with  transmediale  takes place in Berlin.

For every Year now, I joined the Festival. Its taking you away in another universe of music and cultural adventures. It will sharpen your senses and put your percipience on an higher level. Mostly it is really experimental. It’s more music for your mind then for your feet.

CTM Festival

“With an extensive program of concerts, discourses and an exhibition space, CTM.12 – Festival for Adventurous Music and Related Arts is appropriating the festival theme SPECTRAL to explore the current reemergence of all things ghostly and dark in experimental music, avant-pop, and art – and to speculate about its possible causes and inherent potentials.

In addition to a comprehensive music program at HAU, Berghain, Passionskirche, Gretchen, Kater Holzig and Horst Krzbrg, a discourse series developed in collaboration with the philosopher, psycho-historian and author Andreas L. Hofbauer will address the festival’s theme by pursuing questions concerning art, theory, and music. ”

Here are just some great Musicians – for the specific programm go to this site

Eleh (US) / Jana Winderen (NO) / Hildur Gudnadottir (IS) / Charles Matthews (UK) / Marcus Davidson (UK) / The Eternal Chord (US)

Conrad Schnitzler (DE)Wolfgang Seidel (DE) and his Free Arts Lab project / Qluster (Hans-Joachim Roedelius + Onnen Bock (DE) / Borngräber & Strüver (DE), Köhn (BE)

Mouse on Mars (DE) / Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop (DE) / Sølyst (DE) /DJ Elephant Power (BE)

Ben Frost with Borgar Magnason (contra bass) and Shazad Ismaily (drums, synth) (IS/US) / Roly Porter with videos by MFO (UK/DE) – world premiere /Ancient Methods (DE) / G.H. (UK) – German premiere / Opium Hum (DE)

Sendai (BE) / Kangding Ray (DE) / Mark Fell (UK) / Byetone (DE, DJ set)  and many more

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ART + COM

October 5th, 2011 // No Comments // Posted by Andrea

Aesthetic technology shown in a new visual language of Digital Media Design in his best performance. Enjoy ! Interview with Prof. Joachim Sauter from Gestalten TV, presenting the work of ART+COM

ART+COM

“ART+COM-Book:The monograph published by Gestalten Verlag presents a selection of projects from the 23 year history of ART+COM. Created at the intersection of design, art and technology, these works highlight the milestones in the journey, which provided influential design impulses to the field of communication with new media. Additionally to comprehensive photo spreads, texts characterize the interdisciplinary working methods of the ART+COM-team and give insight into both the past and the future of new media in space.” (ART+COM)

“Panzer” by Nik Nowak

September 29th, 2011 // No Comments // Posted by Lukas

Berlin-based artist Nik Nowak built this mind-boggling Soundtank which he simply calls “Panzer”. It is based on a japanese miniature tracked dumper, equipped with around 4 KW and ready to host live-acts on the rearside.
Check more of Nik’s work based on auditory installations on his website www.niknowak.de.



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Folktek – the art of sound

August 17th, 2011 // No Comments // Posted by Lukas

harmonic field

A friend of mine recently posted a video of the “Harmonic Field ver.2″ which is the instrument featured below and above. I had to know who builds these things and there you go: Folktek. The artist duo builds lots of these experimental instruments in families. The different families combine different approaches to manipulate sounds, such as sound from accoustic sources, delay/looping/echo or actually the electricity that runs through humans. The Harmonc Field Instrument, for example, closes a circuit of electricity that comes through the human body and is therefore played by touch and with something that runs through us.

Here’s what they say about themselves:

Folktek is an artist collaborative formed by Arius Blaze and Ben Houston and coming to include the video and digital works of Drew Mcyntire (Big Pauper, Token Recluse Records). Folktek is folks, specifically artists working with a passion for sound as the basis for the work presented here.

We work with all arts and consider ourselves a part of a relatively underground movement of a second renaissance. We write books, bind books, work with wood, DJ, metalsmith, paint, sew, make lamps, music, ping pong paddles, boxes, digital instruments, film works, photography, sound art installations, masks and naturally we dance. Folktek is not a major company and we’re generally opposed to major corporation. These works are made by our hands and with our minds and incorporate years of study.

Check their website for lots of insight, inumerous instruments and images at http://folktek.com/
I would just love to be able to play around with these. Amazing work!

(an example on how to make music with one of these after the jump)
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