La pagina en blanco - Visual Scenography for the Contemporary Opera
Filling the white page with a world of obscure images, we created an animated video scenography for the opera “La página en Blanco”.
A self developed live playback interface enables a direct interplay between orchestra, stage artists, scenography and video elements.
Video Scenography by
Claudia Rohrmoser (http://rohrmoser.tv)
and Benjamin Hohnheiser (http://benju.net)
About the Work
"BEYOND CASSINI" is an immersive art installation celebrating the life and death of one of NASA's most successful satellite programs.
It’s been said that just before a person dies their life’s most potent memories flash before their eyes. “BEYOND CASSINI” uses this narrative to celebrate the accomplishments of one of the most successful and beloved Satellites in space exploration history. As Cassini begins its final flight into Saturn’s upper atmosphere with a mission of disintegration, visuals flash back through time giving viewers highlights of this dying satellite’s life. Fleeting moments and flashbacks allow viewers to celebrate 20 years of Cassini’s achievements in a very personal, non-linear, stylized exhibition.
Created and Directed by Tyler Bowers of WOW inc, in collaboration with New York based artist Gabriel Pulecio - the teams come together with a powerful synergy. Inside the room with high end CGI graphics by WOW is like being inside of a holographic world, where there are no visual boundaries. Stepping inside a mirrored infinity room, featuring the LED infinity mirror techniques Pulecio has shown internationally, the installation plays with bending the perception of space and time. Synchronized with intricate sound design produced by award winning composer Jeff Dodson, the viewer truly is ingrained inside of Cassini’s mind as an interstellar machine.
The installation is completely driven by Derivative’s TouchDesigner (link: derivative.ca/). In this instance, TouchDesigner is in charge of all the media that plays in the installation. TouchDesigner triggers the video and LED animations perfectly synced with the audio. It also runs different random LED patterns on the floor in the passive state. By using limit switches in the door, the viewers are able to start the experience just by closing the door. The software is also controlling and mapping all the LED floor animations. These animations are sampled based on the LED locations and the sample data fed into Serial Out CHOPs to two teensies running OCTOWS2811 and fastLED. The floor consists of 10 individual modular panels, with 400 LEDs each.
The Installation that constantly creates organic patterns through digitally
controlled physical phenomena produced by mixture of water, ink and chemical
substances. Systematic digital control and unpredictable natural phenomenon
create various patterns that dye together and eventually turn to black, an insipid,
lifeless state, reminding us of the diversity and cycle of life.
Dropping unit moves to the position determined by the Game of Life algorithm of
main computer, and then drops inks to pallet filled with an aqueous solution of
The Game of Life progresses gradually at every drop, and the next position is
automatically calculated. Repeating this sequence continues to drop ink
Mixture of ink dropped on the pallet forms the intricate patterns by causing various
When the dropping amount exceeds the allowable amount of pallet, the excesses
flow out to the waste liquid unit. Waste liquids which produced by mixing the
various inks are accumulated as a black liquid.
'nor' is a creative label initiated by Japanese artists who have different
backgrounds. Our label consists of architects, designers, musicians,
engineers, and so on. We create installations and products using with
hardware and software integration. The purpose is try to understand
undefined areas and create a new value through this approach.
▼nor web site :https://nor.tokyo/
Telestron recreates one of the ancient world’s most sought-after immersive experiences. Each year, thousands of people would travel to the Greek festival at Eleusis to participate in a ritual that “harnessed the spiritual forces of nature to create a transformative experience.”
This year’s Day for Night headline installation is housed in a darkened chamber, the Telestron (an adaptation of the original Telesterion), which deploys cutting-edge robotic and light projection technology to bring its audience into an experience of the diurnal cycle (sunrise, noon, sunset, and midnight). In other words: a complete day and night.
Production Design: VT Pro Design
Creative Direction: Michael Fullman, Bradley G Munkowitz
Concept Writer: Stephen Marshall
Touch Designer Programming: Matt Wachter
Lighting Design: Gabe Fraboni
Technical Design: Harry Souders, Jack Gilmore
Production Management: Hayk Khanjian, Nico Yernazian
Robot Animation & Previs: Jordan Ariel, Akiko Yamashita
Design Assistant: David Gao
Cinematographers: Andrew Curtis, Aaron Marcellino
Editor: Jordan Ariel
Colorist: Billy Hobson