Free video streaming of the full lenght (75 min.) dance performance. >> VENEDIG VENEDIG (Venice Venice) is a cooperation of K. Szabó F.A.C.E. Visual Performing Arts and Orangerie Theater, Cologne.
additional CAMERA Mike Kleinen onsite AUDIO Peter Behle CUT Balázs Lajti (afilm_(dot)_hu) POST-PRODUCTION Ivó Kovács >> PERFORMERS: Joy Kammin, Waithera Schreyeck, Sara Escribano Maenza, Lenah Flaig, Boshi Nawa STAGE-SET Boshi Nawa LIGHT Jan Wiesbrock VIDEO- & PROJECTION-ART Ivó Kovács CHOREOGRAPHY Kristóf Szabó & material by the dancers DIRECTED by Kristóf Szabó CONTACT Julia Karl Management >> face-performingarts_(at)_hotmail_(dot)_com
‘Neo-baroque I.’ was a 8 minutes two-channel video-projection on the ceiling of the Csokonai Theater’s staircase. The projection was made for especially this location, and it was a part of the Lighthouse ‘ON’ sight specific group exhibition. (The exhibition ‘ON’ presents works by artists of Lighthouse light-art society at an unusual location by utilizing the special atmosphere of Csokonai Theater in Debrecen, Hungary and turning it into an impromptu art gallery: https://lighthouse.art/)
This is the full-length documentation, rendered in VR/360 mono format.
00:00 – 01:58 Some fractal based space-filling algorithms fills the space equally and symmetrically in every direction – the ‘journey’ starts from ‘realism’. Synchro-act’ issues. (this part made with mandelbulb3d) 00:02 – 04:48 – ‘Traveling without moving’ – the time factor has arrived, but the motions are illusory since there no place to go. We were left in the origin, only the world travels around us. Positive-negative spaces crossing each other, while some lights scanning/examining them. (Signed distance fields algorithm, made with Notch) 04:50 – 05:27 – ‘Di-vision’ or you could say – the limited, separated views caused this. The space is melting and then separated into two in a repeated way, day by day, like everyday. 05:28 – 06:21 – The space plays itself – ‘Game of Life’ like algorithms – Space – self-checking, some reflects in a Cartesian space. 06:22 – 07:28 – ‘Conceptual heaven’ – eternity is just a mental construction – the inner turbulence fields became so complex that it seams like an ancient baroque space-filler. In order to emphasize the effect some cloud-like turbulence were added behind, and the sky color is the ‘video-empty’ technical blue color (R:0,G:0,B:255). Conceptually empty, but rich in appearance. (‘There are nothing but appears as everything’) 07:29 – 08:02 – ‘Dissolve’ scene – a kind of a classic ending – everything dissolves back to space (in a clockwise direction – should be in counterclockwise), there were nothing, but through the conditions it appeared as everything.
The creative process was almost a seemingly unconscious process, which is dangerous because then subconscious patterns can take control and the end result will be cliché-like. Thus, this work is also a summary of the experience (clichés) of the last ten years in the field of video mapping. I hope that with the fact that abstract video has got a classic story arch, it also reflects today’s post-Baroque (post-truth, post-internet) era.
GEHIRNE von K. Szabó / F.A.C.E. nach Gottfried Benn – über den Transhumanismus und die Abschaffung der Natur | Theater Tanz Projection Art @ Orangerie Theater – Köln | Premiere 20. Termine 21, 22, 23. September 17, 18, 19, 20. Oktober 2018 | 20 Uhr am Sonntag 18 Uhr | Karten: 0221 952 27 08 | https://faceensemble.wordpress.com/