CL:0C by LICHTFRONT/GROSSE 8
– A kinetic installation in space –
– Rediscovered time –
G8 LABS of LICHTFRONT/GROSSE 8 are exhibiting their first kinetic installation as part of the Passagen 2013 forum at Interior Design Week in Cologne.
The installation CL:0C is a perpetual motion machine. It is in constant motion and mostly under its own power. In its whirring mutation, it is constantly stimulated by random pulses from its control unit. Such electronic stimulation leads to quiet moments within the functioning and progression of CL:0C itself, but also in the eye of the beholder. The resulting stop-motion effect is no illusion of motion but one of cessation. CL:0K’s tentacles only lie still for a few seconds at a time.
CL:0C operates using elements of light, sound and motion, primarily acting as a kinetic element in space. The unfamiliar use of both analogue and digital aspects changes the whole room. Familiar two-dimensionality is transformed by the 28 elements of CL:0K into a full three dimensions of length, breadth and depth.
During the various phases of the transformation, each of the elements changes its position in space and the way it is perceived in an ostensibly labyrinthine choreography. For brief moments there will be a sense of structure and shape, until CL:0C in its continuing mutation once more discards them.
Unexpected pauses interrupt the mutation and project film stills into a space with no screen. While their vivid colours echo on the retina, the viewer then rediscovers time. Analogue digits extend into all dimensions of the space, awakening in the viewer once more the sense of how quickly time passes – CL:0C.
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superposition is a project about the way we understand the reality of nature on an atomic scale and is inspired by the mathematical notions of quantum mechanics. Performers will appear in his piece for the first time, performing as operator/conductor/observer/examiners. All the components on stage will be in a state of superposition; sound, visuals, physical phenomena, mathematical concepts, human behaviour and randomness - these will be constantly orchestrated and de-orchestrated simultaneously in a single performance piece.
Concept, direction and music: Ryoji Ikeda
in collaboration with
Performers: Stéphane Garin, Amélie Grould
Programming, graphics and computer system: Tomonaga Tokuyama, Norimichi Hirakawa, Yoshito Onishi
Optical devices: Norimichi Hirakawa
Stage manager: Simon MacColl
Technical manager: Tomonaga Tokuyama
Production assistant: Daisuke Sekine
World Première on 14, 15, 16 November 2012 at the Centre Pompidou with the Festival dʼAutomne à Paris (FR)
Avant-Première on 5 August 2012 at ZKM (Karlsruhe, DE)
Commissioned by Festival d’Automne à Paris (FR) for the musical part
Created and developed at Parc de La Villette (Paris, FR), YCAM Yamaguchi Center for Arts and media (JP) and ZKM (Karlsruhe, DE)
Coproduction : Festival dʼAutomne à Paris (FR), Les Spectacles Vivants - Centre Pompidou (Paris, FR), Barbican (London, UK), Concertgebouw Brugge (Bruges, BE), Festival de Marseille (FR), Parc de La Villette (Paris, FR), Kyoto Experiment (JP), ZKM (Karlsruhe, DE), STRP Art and Technology Festival (Eindhoven, NL).
With the support of the DICRéAM-CNC (FR)
Production and Touring : quaternaire.org
Exploring the possibilities of DATA MOSHING along the line between coincidence and control.
MAIN TRAILER for ARS ELECTRONICA ANIMATION FESTIVAL 2012
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Christoph Einfalt & Christina Lindorfer for living and working in their flat for almost 3 weeks,
Lucyna Kolendo for her artistic and mental support while going through this digital hell.