A audio/visual performance by
visomat inc., errorsmith and telematique
club transmediale 2009
To kick-start the festival's night program at MAO, visomat inc. and telematique, two longstanding friends and allies of CTM, together with musician Errorsmith perform a live audio-visual composition on and with their large scale installation "Halbzeug Oberflächenveredelung" - surface refinement.
The installation "Halbzeug" is project in progress and a result of a long time research and development. It can be seen as an architectural study: modular, geometric Styrofoam elements arranged to create large-scale, adaptive spatial structures. Developed further as "Oberflächenveredelung" (Surface Refinement) it involves media in a way that is aiming at an interaction between a geometric body, light and sound. At MAO, "Halbzeug Oberflächenveredelung" elegantly adapts to and transforms the existing architecture where it covers parts of the main hall's walls and ceiling. Video projectors are used to animate the structure by precisely tracing individual elements with light. It describes a path towards form and delivers a massive, sensual re-definition of space. Styrofoam is an industrial material; a completely synthetic product. It stands for functionality, simplicity and minimalism, exactly the qualities that the installation references in contemporary architecture and interior design.