[ 5. November 2011 ]

BERLIN – “Re:****Sitruuna ja meduusa”, audiovisual installation 05.11.2011 @N.K.:

Von: Manuela Benetton
Datum: 5. November 2011 11:38:29 MEZ
Betreff: Today @N.K.: “Re:****Sitruuna ja meduusa”, audiovisual

Opening Night Nov 5, 2011 19:00-21:00 Nov 6-12 Daily from 14:00-17:00
“Re:****Sitruuna ja meduusa”
Artists: Merja Nieminen and James Andean
“Re:****Sitruuna ja meduusa” is an audiovisual installation.

The installation constructs a ‘live’ dynamic system, comprised of
projected 3D graphics and projected sound, creating a virtual
environment or ecosystem which changes and evolves in real-time. It
explores the capacity of the spectator to create relationships – to
build worlds – from multiple sensory information.

The completed work runs live in the Processing and MaxMSP programming
environments. The visuals are constantly being freshly generated by
Processing, and output to projectors in the gallery space; being live,
the work never presents the same scene twice – each and every visual
moment is entirely unique.

Relationships are kept in a delicate balance between clarity and
obscurity. Are visible behaviours triggered and controlled by sound,
or do their behaviours create sound? Are we listening to their
actions, or are we watching them respond to the sounds of their
environment? This projected universe operates on its own laws;
familiar, but somehow elusive. These laws appear to be based in sound,
or to emit sound: objects turn; the projected world turns… while sound
events strike, scurry past, or resonate…

James Andean is a musician and sound artist. He is active as both a
performer and a composer in a range of fields, including
electroacoustic composition and performance, improvisation, sound
installation, and sound recording. He is a founding member of
improvisation and new music quartet The Rank Ensemble and of the sound
collective Resonator Helsinki, and one half of the audiovisual
performance art duo Plucié/DesAndes. He has performed in Finland,
Sweden, Russia, Germany, Italy and Canada, and his works have been
performed in Finland, Norway, Russia, Portugal, Canada and China.

Merja Nieminen is a Finnish visual artist who currently lives and
works in Helsinki. Her studies include architecture studies in the
University of Technology, Helsinki, and media art studies in Medialab,
University of Art and Design, Helsinki. She works in collaboration
with artists from diverse fields including electro acoustic rhytm
music, classical music, dance and new circus. Current projects include
collaborations with Tuomas Norvio, James Andean, Defunensamble, Mikko
Kallinen Company, Circo Aereo and Meidän Orkesteri. Her works include
abstract animations for audio visual performances and installations.


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