Archive for the “Video” category
by depart on Juni 12, 2008
“Rain Are In Clouds”:
wirr singing and dancing in the brain
10 track A/V album for sound and realtime 3D proce55ing
where we come from there is always music in the eye
“while I think,
you make my heart sync.”
The videos on this album are a combination of eletronic sound and abstract 3D shapes generated in realtime via the software processing (www.processing.org).
The musical data is processed and transformed into shapes and movements, providing the viewer with the artists vision of what sound could look like if it was not merely air that is moving around us.
The basic idea for each of the provided videos was to create “narratives” that would, albeit rather constructed and abstract, create an organic feel and a little bit of a story.
Parts of the sound or also the musical composition are taken into account as “actors” on the visual stage. Playing and interacting with each other, they not only accompany but impersonate the sounds.
What makes DEPART special is the combination of a visual and a sound artist working together really closely. In this way, not only the visual artist is creating a world of graphics but both are trying hard to create a uniform and consistent sound/image language. The term “audiovisual sculpture” could also be applied to DEPART’s output, since the outcome is more a setting where things change on a more rhythmical and stationary scale rather than linear storytelling.
by depart on September 7, 2007
on & on & on, till the beak of yawn
play a loophole into your headpeace
performance for two piano players, projected video and stream of consciousness writing.
original composition (1893) by Erik Satie. duration ca. 1200 min.
our resume: Vexations is a challenge, a practical joke and a timemachine.
“Je m’appelle Erik Satie comme tout le monde.”
we perform satie.
wir verformen satie.
we do it for us.
wir tun es für uns.
we do it for you.
wir tun es für euch.
we do it because it is not important to be done.
wir tun es weil es nicht wichtig ist dass es getan wird.
we do it because we would like to do it.
wir tun es weil wir es gerne tun möchten.
we are two people playing piano and one computing and showing the difference.
wir sind zwei, die klavier spielen und einer, der die differenz berechnet und zeigt.
we will play it note for note.
wir werden es note für note spielen.
you will hear it note for note.
ihr werdet es note für note hören.
afterwards nothing will be the same.
danach wird das nichts sein wie es war.
Short piano piece to be repeated 840 times. Performed at Schmiede Hallein 2007, first incantation of the Reverb.On Series featuring Dorian Concept.
by depart on Juni 16, 2005
word of the wings stutters & flutters
a language re-de-re-construction performance for two performers, video backdrop, disillustrative commentary and sound
duration: ca. 45 min.
DEPART’s germanguage desastroy, a veritabledance lingo-limbo. Dramatized worldplayhem.
A staged piece with toadloads of glimmericks fallinglong upwards from heaven’t scene and hertz beforeplay.
In DEPART’s “Des Gesprächsfightfadens” there is no dramatic plot per se as in conventional theater, but there are recurring themes and ideas, more like in a musical composition. This work relies heavily on DEPART’s belief in the controlled overflow of sensoric input. The audience is supplied with a sheer mass of wordplay in order to provoke a struggle for perception and conscious processing of input. The more you struggle to get everything, the less interesting the piece will be. But if you are able to relax and let your thoughts wander freely, as in a kind of mediational state of mind, you might be able to grab one meaning here, or one there but go along with the flow of the piece easily. The goal of this endeavour is to create a certain state of consciousness where the seemingly superfluous and absurd action supporting the piece becomes a sort of focus of attention itself. Then it starts being a kind of kinetic sculpture of its own, providing DEPART’s beloved “impressures”, moments of pure experience, where an absurd constellation of actions and objects suddenly is not regarded as artificial anymore but experienced like a mountain, a lake, or a leaf. Totally self-evident and understood. To achieve this kind of complexity, DEPART were refining and distilling very thoroughly, even pedantic, to make sure there is still enough funk left in this painstakingly constructed language puzzle.
Unfortunately or thankfully, this piece is virtually impossible to translate into other languages.
Commissioned by ARGEkultur Salzburg, Land & Stadt Salzburg.
Shown December 15th and 16th, 2005 at ARGEkultur, Salzburg, Austria
Performers: Georg Hobmeier, Gregor Ladenhauf
Video: Leonhard Lass
Sound: Gregor Ladenhauf
Parts of this piece are also in effect in disguise as an installation called “GESPRAUM”, shown at paraflows07 exhibition, Vienna, Austria
by depart on Juli 7, 2004
our synapsisyntactical dewelloperawe
live A/V performance for synced fragmented audio & video, mostly improvised live
DEPART used patched reaktors and gems to craft and drill shimmering synthaestheoretic momentals in reeltime and space out. Twitching sound fragments and video snippets like twisted twins, DEPART’s first realtime audiovisual performance was a demanding but mandatory experience. intriguing combinations of flip-floppy hazardous movements in frequency and perspective, audiences were shocked and awed by the sheer force of what Kandinsky only could paint about in still images: audiovisual sculptures, proliferated, processed and projected in realtime.
PETARD was an alias used from 2003-2008.
Various live performances including:
Microsope Sessions , Dresden, Germany
Basics Festival 2004, Salzburg, Austria
Animac Festival 2004, Lleida, Spain
Cimatics Festival 2004, Bruxelles, Belgium