Her Ghost’ is a live-cinema homage to Chris Marker’s classic sci-fi film ‘La Jetée’, created by Lucy Benson and Marcel Weber (video, script, direction), kode9 (soundtrack, script) and Ms Haptic (narration, script).
‘Projections From Jupiter’ with Sepalcure, Unsound Festival 2011
A performative study of futurism, light and form developed for Unsound Festival’s 2011 ‘Future Shock’ edition by Lucy Benson and Marcel Weber. Dance choreography was combined with body-projection and filmed live during two music shows. The footage was sampled and composited in realtime and sent to the final output screen of the mainstage. The only image effects were created physically through the camera by means of lighting and lens manipulation.
‘Self-Portrait as Sine Wave’
From a photo series experimenting with the displacement of time and the concept of synchronicity between humans and technology.
A single vertical line of light moves back and forth in a sine-wave movement and I try to match the motion and speed with my own body. The movement occurs over 1 second and my camera is set to take a 1 second exposure. All three of us strive for perfect harmony.
‘Wood As Bones, Light As Flesh’ Light & Sound Sculpture
This sculptural installation, featured at Mapping Festival 2011, was developed with Ilan Katin, Fred Bordfeld and Matthieu Borrell as FAIL Collective. The piece is a progression of the woodsticks surface-mapping that Fred and Ilan have previously built together, with a soundtrack composed by Matthieu. Ilan approached me with the idea to develop the wooden structure into more of a narrative device and together we worked on a concept for Mapping Festival which would also utilise the environment in which the structure stood.
Timescape .CHB, Transmediale Berlin 2010
The project was an audiovisual documentation of the site of the .CHB, presented in three stages; Past, the previous Haus Ungar that was destroyed in WW2; Present, today’s site currently under construction; Future, the new Art Projekt cultural institute being built on the site.
Generative LED Aquarium, for Samsung
Generative installation created for Samsung. The LED panels were built into an existing curved recess in a club (the Samsung Lounge) on the west coast of Greece. The installation was fully dynamic and ran live from a computer.
The animation was built in Quartz Composer, allowing a fairly complex, non-looping environment to be developed that could have all of it’s design parameters (master speed, colors, dimensions, fish & plant settings) adjusted live on site without any need for rendering.
Winner’s Circle, for Deutsche Telekom – Handmade Projection Mapping
Live facade mapping/performance for the annual ‘Winner’s Circle’ corporate event for Deutsche Telekom. The event took place on the West coast of Greece.
To create a unique hand-made aesthetic for the mapping, several scale-models of the building were constructed in Berlin and then we filmed all of our lighting and effects using torches, color foils, glitter, dripped paint and paper cut-outs.
Waterscreen Lily-Garden Installation
I was commissioned to create a waterscreen projection for the ‘Garden’ area of Fritz Radio’s annual party, titled ‘Dickes F’, at Postbahnhoff in Berlin.
I created a slowly evolving generative lily garland animation that could run autonomously and hypnotically for hours on end without any looping, to evoke a relaxing and calming garden atmosphere,
The waterscreen was perfect for this installation; the waterfall and misty air created a delicate, dewy, natural beauty and 3D effect, and the sound and smell of the water was instantly soothing and refreshing.
The installation was programmed in Quartz Composer.
Electronic Beats – Logo Animations
3 short Logo animations created for Electronic Beats.
5 sec, 10 sec, and 15 sec versions, for projection at Electronic Beats concerts and as interstitial branding during artist changeover on stage.
The animations were created in After Effects.
Windows7 Mobile Launch, Berlin, Ballroom Projection Mapping
Architectural video mapping for the launch of the Windows7 mobile phone at Hotel de Rome Berlin. The projection mapping was mirrored down both sides of the large ballroom (two triplehead projections, one left and one right), taking in the grand large columns and mezzanine level. The video animation was ‘performed’ live as part of a choreographed light and sound show for the grand finale countdown to the phones being revealed.
The content and animation was built in After Effects and Quartz Composer and run live through VDMX.
The mapping consisted of two triplehead setups (one computer running three projectors, for each side of the room). Both computers were controlled live during the performance from one master computer, via OSC.
Katy Perry VIP Lounge, Six-Screen Panoramic Video Installation/Animation
Animation and video installation for a six-screen panoramic installation at Katy Perry’s VIP lounge at her album launch concert in Berlin 2010. Taking the album’s cover art as inspiration and based on the event theme: Candy, I created three different ‘Moods’ animations, to follow the schedule of the event and time of day, from late afternoon to after-midnight:
1: Blue Sky Cocktails (Pre-concert)
2: Candy Concert (During and Post-Concert)
3: Sunset Afterparty (After-Party)
‘König’ 2-Channel Video Installation, Zürich
The piece is a narrative study about control, power relations and identity. A character talks through their personal growth from child to adult and in their story we hear the growth of modern societies, ‘king’doms and the spread of the technology empire.
Two channel video installation mapped onto blackboards, with narrative soundtrack. Completed during a guest period at Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (ZHdK School of Arts, Zürich).
IAAF International Athletics Championships;
Dynamic Screen Installation & Scenography
I was commissioned to design and programme a live-updateable ‘Champion Medalists’ screen installation for the 2009 IAAF International Athletics Championships. The installation was displayed on an 8m wide panoramic ‘cube’ and ran autonomously during the closing event and final Awards Ceremony.
I programmed a fully-dynamic live software patch that ran entirely from an xml document; all images, content, animation controls, could be easily edited via a single text file, without interrupting the screen display. This was critical, as the final races were still underway, therefore the last Gold Medalist Champions needed to be added to the installation while it was live.
‘Trinity’, artist residency work, Belfast
Trinity was developed during an artist residency in Belfast in June 2009 and is a response to the so called ‘peace walls’ still existing throughout the city; active remnants of the drastic religious and political division of the former war zone. It explores the concept of belonging; to a place, to a cultural group, to a country. The question of who has authority in this environment is presented and the outcome varies depending on the audience.