HPL Media Street Event
2015 is coming to an end so it’s time to sum up. It is the reason for us to share with you our final video from the main audio-visual event in Saint-Petersburg that took place at 26 September.
Created by the Museum of street art and audiovisual laboratory “Media Culture”, it became a great collaboration of audio-visual art, electronic music and street art - a completely new format and level for St. Petersburg. 3 performance spaces and 4 zones for installation were visited by over 4,000 people. We are so proud of such a nice genteel public; the atmosphere was so warm despite the cold weather.
We’d like to mark some moments, memories of which are particularly striking: Ryoichi Kurokawa performance, Tundra installation, the first art laser and sound installation, realized in St. Petersburg from Licht.Pfad (Berlin). Three new projects: Automata (Berlin), Westige Swell (St. Petersburg) and Erofeev (Moscow time) presented themselves for the first time at HPL - it’s especially important for us.
Thanks to the best Russian sound artists who were able to come all together at one place, to the Moscow association Opart for the exciting mapping games on forty-foot containers, as well as laboratories and engineering companies that participated in the creation of the project.
What's next? HPL Media Street Event will become an annual event, waiting for you in August 2016!
Звук - Intercity-Express vimeo.com/user9591764
Видео - http://www.kinemotor.ru
Ghost Pole Propagator II
by Golan Levin (2007; 2016)
Interactive public laser projection at the Day for Night festival, Houston, December 12-18, 2016.
“Ghost Pole Propagator” was first developed in 2007, and revised for the Houston Day for Night festival in December 2016. The installation responds to its participants' movements, capturing and translating gestures into simple but evocative lines. Rendered with a laser beam, the project focuses on the expressive potential of the most minimal of human forms: the stick figure.
Ghost Pole Propagator captures and replays the 'skeletons' of passersby in its environment, creating a layered and dynamic tapestry that reflects the history and activity of a locale. Presenting a universal communication of presence, attitude and gesture, the stick-figures this artwork generates are compact and expressive means of representing the human form. The format of the work is variable; in some presentations, the project serves as a kind of 'interpretive monitoring station' for nearby pedestrian traffic.
Presented at Day for Night Festival, Houston, December 2016
Footage courtesy Houston Public Media & Day for Night Festival
Additional videography: Caitlin Rose Boyle, Claire Hentschker
Technical assistance: Dan Moore / Make it do a Thing
Laser projection: Timothy Walsh / Laser Spectacles, Inc.
Created in openFrameworks with ofxILDA & ofxEtherdream
Special thanks to:
The Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry,
Thomas Hughes, Memo Akten, Seb Lee-Delisle
2009, installation, variable dimensions
laser modules, mirrors and fog machine
The word “Exit” indicates the impossibility of scape, once it is placed in a room with no way out; the word, written with laser modules and reflected by mirrors, draws over the wall an inapprehensive text. Despite the light generated by laser is kept in constant movement, the laser bean returns to the starting point creating a line closed in itself.
Laser Symphony is a site-specific interactive laser mapping installation.
A dreamlike atmosphere welcomes, embraces and engages the audience with an ever-changing interactive choreography that interprets and re-defines the space with laser beams and evocative sounds.
Visitors can walk freely through a network of red laser beams interweaved at ground level, in this case, across the courtyard of 'The Three Brothers' historical building.
Each laser beam, when crossed, triggers a specific musical note from a suggestive set of tailored sounds, activating, at the same time, a specifically related laser mapping projection in the air, that highlights selected geometries, details and shapes of the surrounding architectural façades.
A dynamic and contemplative audiovisual experience that transfers the audience beyond the physical space.
The reel shows our work in field Laser / Light installation on different events last years.
We used TouchDesigner to control lasers.
We also use a lot of kinematic mirrors.
In lot of events we were collaborating with Pavel Zmunchila for light programming.
Events appeared in movie:
All you need is years @ Tresor, Berlin
Gamma Festival 2017 by m_division @ Saint Petersburg
Nobel Rave by m_division @ Saint Petersburg
Mistery by m_division @ Saint Petersburg
Electronica Festival @ Cesme, Turkey
Quantum installation for Mediaspunk @ Street Art Museum, Saint Petersburg
Liber Null @ Arend Club, Berlin
Aureum Corporate @ Potsdamer Platz, Berlin
Private Birthday @ Off Loation, Saint Petersburg