Huge stroboscopic datastreams, hypnotic human-machine choreographies, a cacophony of Korean, Japanese, English, German, and French – ten weeks ago, from November 25th to 28th 2015, an unlikely cross-cultural exchange took over the all new ACT Center in Gwangju, South Korea. More than a hundred artists, designers, curators, and educators answered our invitation to add their work and voice to the inaugural edition of ACT Festival, an opening celebration for the center’s monumental facilities.
Created and performed by Yingjie Bei, Phantom Power is an exoskeleton analog synthesizer. Built as a man/machine interface instrument, the device is performed with hand gestures / screwdrivers by manipulating the circuit.
A much anticipated collaboration between two Berlin-based greats, Deep Web is a feat of spatial programming that combines the luminous kinetics of Christopher Bauder’s fluidic with the laser orchestra of Robert Henke’s Lumière. Originally commissioned for the Festival of Lights Lyon 2015 (which was postponed after the Paris terror attacks), Deep Web will now see […]
Created by digital design studio FIELD, Spectra-3 is a physical-digital sculpture that tells three stories of communication through a choreography of movement, animated lights and spatialised sound, premiering at London’s Lumiere light festival on 14th January 2016.
HEXPIXELS is a unit for realtime visual expression by Satoru Higa, an artist/programmer renowned for his contribution to openFrameworks community and sound artist/vj/programmer Kezzardrix whose works range from his own interactive installation to live visuals.
As 2015 winds down we look back at almost 200 extraordinary projects we’ve covered this year on CAN. And as is the case every year, picking the ten ‘best’ is hard if not impossible, as each of them has driven the conversation around the state of art and design in their own unique way. And yet, the following ten works stuck with us and, if anything, make great starting points for reflection and inspiration as we head into the new year. Until we continue our coverage in early January: happy holidays and thank you all for a great 2015!
Created by London based studio Nocte, Ascent is interactive installation intended to blur and at the same time highlights its surroundings. Using nature as a basis for aesthetic, Ascent is a mesmerising sight of smooth lines and soft light.
Created and performed by Mark Wheeler (aka Mark Eats), This City is an audio-visual performance that explores what happens when a soundtrack controls the world as much as the world influences its soundtrack. The project is a combination of a soundtrack and realtime generative visuals, both played live.
The Hack n’ Roll is a collaboration between KORG, OK GO and the students and tutors from the Platform 21 unit in the Design Products Department at the Royal College of Art in London to design musical instruments that surprise, amuse and excite.
Created by the team at FIG.- Amana Prototyping Lab in Japan, Rhythmic Gymnastics is a practical experiment using a Denso VS-050S2 robotic arm. In this experiment the aim is to represent the sensibility of human movement using harsh robot mechanics.
Pow2045 is a dance performance that combines generative design with urban choreography, focusing on a personal perspective towards duetts of man and machine.
Created by Yotam Mann and Sarah Rothberg, Jazz.Computer is an interactive song which responds to the position and direction of your scrolling .