Crosswire – in search of the synesthetic effect
From 03-07-2008 until 26-07-2008
Netherlands Media Arts Institute – Montevideo/Time Based Arts
The Amsterdam festival 5 days off kicks off with the opening of the exhibition “Optofonica presents: Crosswire – in search of the synesthetic effect” on Wednesday 2 July 08 at 18.30 hrs.
Works by: Aernaudt Jacobs (BE), Sagi Groner (NL), Kaffe Matthews (UK), Telcosystems (NL) and TeZ + Janis Ponisch (IT/DE).
The exhibition and performance series “Optofonica presents: Crosswire” comprises sound installations and audiovisual environments enabling immersive and spatial sonic experiences through bodily and multi-sensory perception. Whilst the various works offer different points of access to sound experience, all are designed to achieve a distinct impact on the visitors’ physical system, their bodies and brains. As a result, compositions become perceptible as holistic phenomena.
Crosswire is curated by Maurizio Martinucci on the basis of the Optofonica platform which is devoted to the presentation of the current state of art in synesthetic media and sound spatialization. At last year’s 5 days off media festival Optofonica presented live performances and DVD -showreels. “Crosswire” is now the first exhibition by Optofonica.
“Optofonica presents: Crosswire” in a production of 5 days of media in cooperation with the Nederlands Instituut voor Mediakunst.
5 days off takes place from 2 – 6 July in Paradiso and De Melkweg.