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Swarming Gallery - site-specific mixed-reality installation

In the frame of:   In the Kitchen - Visionen der Medienkunst 10 / Vienna Art Week 2021   Opening November 5, 2021 - 19:00 Medienwerkstatt Wien Vienna (AT) Duration November 5-22, 2021 - Mon/Fri/Sat 14:00-18:00

At Play - interactive audiovisual installation

In the frame of:

CULTURER - Culture Trois-Rivères

Exhibition

December 4, 2021 - February 13, 2022 (12h-17h)

Espace Pauline-Julien

Trois-Rivères (CA)

Liminal Spaces

choreographic performance and projection mapping

2015

Visitors inhabit a dome-space where they move, communicate and play with performers. Fluid interactive landscapes, massive facades and virtual labyrinths turn into a shower of words on surveillance and the N.S.A.

This work attempts to capture multiple and heterogeneous forms of presences generated by the digital culture but also to critique the intrinsic homogeneity that emerge through processes of surveillance and control. It interrogates the language of the new creative environment of the fulldome, creating the possibility of a rich experience of audience participation: a world of multi-user interactions, navigating through trans-scalar, recursive imaginary territories, harnessing both physical and synthetic worlds.
We are made up of layers: the physical ones of skin and tissues, but also the intangible ones of history, tradition, images, and words. In the strata of sensations and accumulations of meanings, what strategies can be used to subjectivate such heterogeneous materials and find coherence among them? Where should borders be porous and where should they be strengthened? How can we let them breathe and allow them to change their contours? How to inhabit the threshold between two states, conditions, or regions – the transitory, the indeterminate? Sheltering layers of performance, interactivity and image, sound and text, the dome becomes the intermediary membrane between inside and outside, as it is explored and pierced through at the limit of palpable space.

Credits

Creators of Liminal Spaces:
Digital Art Department, Vienna, Austria / kondition pluriel, Montreal, Canada / Trans-Media Akademie, Dresden, Germany

Participants/Collaborators:
David Campbell, Carla Chan, Matthias Härtig, Johannes Hucek, Martin Kusch, Marilou Lépine, Armando Menicacci, Marie-Claude Poulin, Audrey Rochette, Ruth Schnell, Alexandre St-Onge, Nikola Tasic

Co-organisers and partners:
Digital Art Department / University of Applied Arts Vienna [AT]
i-DAT (Institute of Digital Art and Technology) / Plymouth University [UK]
Trans-Media-Academy Hellerau / CYNETART festival, Dresden [DE]
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens [GR]
Society for Arts and Technology [SAT], Montreal [CA]
kondition pluriel, Montreal [CA]
LANTISS / Université Laval, Quebec City [CA]

Liminal Spaces benefited from the support of the European Commission / Culture Programme.

Co-production:

European Mobile Dome Lab for Artistic Research (E/M/D/L), Canada and Europe

With the support of:

European Commission / Culture Programme
Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Canada Council for the Arts, Conseil des Arts de Montréal

Exhibitions / Shows

2019 Openings festival, Vienna / AT

2015 Contemporary Code exhibition, Hong Kong / CN

201 iX Symposium, Society for Arts and Technology, Montreal / CN

201 Cynetart festival, Festspielhaus Hellerau, Dresden / CN