Quadrature is a audio/visual performance project by Griduo* in collaboration with Due3* that interacts with the perception of santralistanbul Art and Culture Center’s Main Gallery building located in Istanbul/Turkey. It shows how audio/visual techniques can transform, create, expand, amplify and interpret spaces by using large scale video projections on architecture.
It is a live audio/visual performance composed of animated monochrome geometrical shapes matching the real size and form of the quadrilateral alluminium modules which form the facade of the building. The visual performance is accompanied with a digitally produced soundscape consisting of abstract sounds synchronized to the movement of images re-shaping and transforming the building on which they are projected. The building in turn influences and transforms the projections as well.
*Griduo is formed of Alican Aktürk and Refik Anadol both graduate students and teaching assistants in İstanbul Bilgi University Visual Communication Design. Working in the fields of live video/audio performance and architectural photography, the duo is particularly interested in the relationship between architecture and media.
VVVV Developer; Sebastian Neitsch
4 channel video installation on the monument of Kaiser Wilhelm I, Deutsches Eck in Koblenz.
In occasion of the festival Lichtströme 2012, the night program of the Bundesgartenschau.
Curated by Bettina Pelz and Tom Groll.
For more information visit: lichtstroeme.de
The installation was realized by Detlef Hartung and Georg Trenz, hartung-trenz.de
The timelessness and static of the monument of Kaiser Wilhelm I, on the German Corner in Koblenz is confronted with the dynamic and changing skill of life. The statue of Emperor Wilhelm I is overwritten with animated lyrics that seem to be moved from natural phenomena such as wind and water or even develop a life of its own. Words and textures that grow, reproduce, behave like insects or flocks of birds. A cycle of textures and words illuminates the theme way of life in its various connotations and opens a pictorial typographic excursion upon life. Text remains not only as a memory storage, but carries through change, mutation and even by its disappearance to a new and lively process of awareness.
Total length: 22 min
Equipment and technical support: Michael Lang Medientechnik: lang-medientechnik.de
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© Detlef Hartung and Georg Trenz 2012
Strata #3 consist in a film, site-specific installation and series of prints focusing on neoclassical Grand Theatre of Bordeaux. Commissioned by Evento and Lumin for the Bordeaux Art&Architecture Biennale (2009).
Photography: James Medcraft
3D Animation: Robin Lawrie
Custom Software: Mauritius Seeger
Assistants: Kieran Gee-Finch, Colin Johnson
The term Strata defines a geological formation made of multiple layers of rock. Each one of these layers has its own individual characteristics and history, which combined produce beautiful and unique formations…
The Strata project consist in a series of films, prints and installations investigating improbable relationships between contemporary digital aesthetics and icons of classical art and architecture. Like in geological processes, layers belonging to different ages interact with one another producing new intriguing formations.