Picture a futuristic and innovative show, where body and machine, in constant dialogue with each other, merge in a single entity. The real and the virtual interact to give birth to both visual shapes and raw emotions.
The hypnotic performance that is Fragments#43-44 blends musical improvisation, cinematic soundscapes as well as visuals generated on the fly by an intriguing new body language: predefined gestures are used to trigger and transform sounds which influence visual projections, which in turn also influence the sounds that generated them.
While close to the avant-garde and using cutting edge digital technology, Fragments#43-44 is a stunning and immersive sensory experience, which remains accessible to all.
Fragments#43-44 has already been showcased at Ars Musica (Brussels), Le Printemps des Poètes (Quebec), Digital Art Festival Taipei (Taiwan), Vidéoformes (Clermont-Ferrand), Festival International d’Art Vidéo de Casablanca, Bains Numériques (Enghien-les-Bains, part of the International Competition), Musée d’art moderne Grand-Duc Jean (MUDAM, Luxembourg), La Nuit immersive (Lyon, / Nuits Sonores), Bozar Salle Henry Le Boeuf, closing night of the BIFFF (Brussels)…
a) One setup for three propositions:
– A 35 minute show, followed if desired by a Q&A and try-outs by the audience;
– An installation where visitors are free to pass and let their imaginations wander;
– A workshop (in English or French) on the topic of “invisible instruments” and their connections with sound-design, specifically in genre cinema.
b) What are the system’s advantages?
– Light travels: it all fits in a backpack.
– Very short set-up and dismantling times. The whole disposal can be ready in an hour and taken down in half that time.
2° What we will need in order to present you this performance:
– A clear space of about 6×6 m that can be brought to near total darkness. However, alternatives exist for smaller venues (see attached illustration).
– A screen (4×2 m minimum)
– A high definition projection system. The projector needs to be attached to the ceiling (short focal length), otherwise a rear projection should be considered (best option). Movie theater configurations work perfectly, with the video projected from the booth. The performer’s shadow shall not appear on screen.
– A set of 4 or 8 speakers (either active or passive with amplification).
– A microphone stand to place the motion detector camera.
– A computer screen (VGA or HDMI).
c) Contacts: firstname.lastname@example.org
d) Sites web: https://gauthierkeyaerts.wordpress.com/
Fragments#43-44: A project by Gauthier Keyaerts, with visuals by François Zajéga.