Entre los muchos eventos complementarios a la programación oficial de la Transmediale, se incluyó una exhibición en Podewils’sches Palais (el espacio ocupado hasta hace un par de meses por el tristemente desaparecido medialab TESLA). Se puede visitar hasta el próximo dia diez, así que si estais por Berlin no dudeis en pasaros, pues hay unas cuantas cosas muy interesantes, y además la entrada es gratuita.
Dream Machine 2.0
Beat Brogle [ch]
“Dreammachine” is a software that scans the internet for weblogs in which people talk about their dreams. By using an application keywords are filtered out of the texts. Each single word starts an image search in the internet and activates a visual stream composed of the discovered images.
‘Daimon’ is a project in installments which follows the work of the writer, philosopher and anthropologist Georges Bataille. In terms of its etymology (diaomai, ‘to lacerate, to divide’), daimon means the ‘ripper’, “the one who divides
and separates”. Daimon’s leitmotif is therefore a tension, a conflict which is impossible to solve, but proper to human nature ‘insolvable’, a source of glory and ecstasy, of laughter and tears. Conceived from the perspective of a chamber cinema, ‘Daimon’ is a video installation in which with 3D techniques are experimented with, generating relief like images, enabling the eye to become a tactile tool.
trans4m orchestra is an art project by Palestinian and German artist, dealing with the topic of waste in Palestine. The artists use found materials, recordings of ambient sounds and interviews which they collected in one week of field studies to create art installations and objects.
The German artist group “blackhole-factory” (Braunschweig, Germany) worked on this project together with 9 Palestinian artists from the West Bank and from Gaza, as well as with 4 students from the Young Artist Forum in Ramallah. Having undertaken field trips to waste dumps in Hebron and Nablus and collected waste items there, the artists created their multi-media art objects during a one week workshop in Ramallah.
Keiichiro Shibuya [jp], Takashi Ikegami [jp]
Three circles of loudspeakers are suspended from the ceiling above an abstract landscape. On entering the space, the visitor starts the composition with a button at the center of the piece, triggering an immersive audio-visual experience in a 3-dimensional soundscape, enhanced by a specially designed LED lighting system. For the exhibition in Berlin, Keiichiro Shibuya creates a new composition which is presented here as a world premiere. It is based on research of complex systems and makes use of cellular automata and logistic maps for sound synthesis.
The accompanying CD ‘filmachine phonics’ emulates the spatial experience of the installation within the limited acoustic space of stereo headphones.
**Dream Machine 2.0 – Beat Brogle [ch]