At CAN we don’t really care for lists. But as we look back as the year winds down, we’re known to make an exception. To keep up with our tradition, we present our most memorable projects of the year.
Series of workshops by Ludwig Zeller at the Visual Communication Institute of the Academy of Art and Design in Basel to use generative systems to create visual instruments that mimic the expressivity of electronic music synthesizers.
Visions of America: Amériques is a site-specific architectural video installation, developed to illuminate and enhance the Varèse’s composition and to activate the architecture of Frank Gehry’s Walt Disney Concert Hall.
Created by Princemio in collaboration with onformative, the Pathfinder project was created with aim to contribute to the creative processes of choreographic development.
Earlier this year, Resonate festival was the host to Transcranial, a CAN initiated project bringing Klaus Obermaier, Daito Manabe and Kyle McDonald to Belgrade for two weeks to work on a new performance piece, creating a bridge between three festivals in Europe.
This past Saturday Ryoji Ikeda presented the North American premiere of superposition to a crowd of several hundred at the Musée d’art Contemporain de Montréal (MAC). As would be expected, the sixty-five minute multiscreen performance played out as kind of a data aesthetics megamix that flashed through a series of precisely choreographed abstract visual vignettes that grappled with the digital sublime and pondered the agnosticism of network culture.
Tundra define themselves as a “collaborative artistic collective” whose members include musicians, sound engineers, programmers and visual artists. Their focus is to create “spaces and experiences by making sound, visuals and emotions work together” in audiovisual performances and interactive installations.
Later this week CreativeApplications.Net is joining the Moscow-based sound, art and technology community MIGZ for yet another edition of the Moscow International Festival “Circle of Lights” festival taking place between 10th and 14th October.
Developed at the Ars Electronica Futurelab, Spaxels (a portmanteau word from space pixels) are LED-equipped quadcopters. They make up a drone swarm that can “draw” three-dimensional figures in midair.
Epilog is a room installation that uses light, sound and haze to create a 25-minute constantly transforming world of moving images and sounds.
A report on the CAN/HOLO artist Q&A sessions and related audiovisual performances at Montreal’s EM15 festival, which was jointly organized by the teams behind MUTEK and Elektra.