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Satellarium II


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Video Installation
Satellites exchange information with their counterparts on Earth and also between each other, creating an invisible network of communication above our heads. Their function is diverse, ranging from GPS localization, mobile communication to internet support. Artist collective Ephemeral Tomorrow aim to show these events in their site-specific audiovisual installation Satellarium II.
The heart of the artwork consists of an over dimensional, projected disk in the dark above the viewers, representing the fragment of the sky visible from the location of the exhibit The gradient on the background of the projection represents the sun and is related to its real-time position in the sky.
The work also investigates the relation between light deflected and reflected by the satellites: according to the time of the day, the satellites are represented as white, grey and black dots, which diameter and thickness are based on their distance from Earth. During day time, they are shadow spots over the bright sky, towards the night, they start reflecting the light from the sun, becoming white points in a dark sky and generating dynamic real-time constellations. In front of the circular projection, a LCD screen shows the name of the satellites orbiting above Berlin-Wedding and counts the time until the next passing satellite. The passing satellites generate geometric black and white shapes that, combined with the dynamic soundscape, create an enigmatic and intriguing atmosphere around the viewers.
Visuals and sounds are based on real time tracking of the satellites, by processing informations available on open source online databases. The image therefore correlates with a subtle soundscape inspired by real audio signals and interference noise produced by satellites, which were recorded on earth. They once more reveal the omnipresent existence of satellites and how we are constantly surrounded by those data traces. Ephemeral Tomorrow draws attention to the passive consumption and actual ignorance when it comes to shared information. The group combines astronomical and technical knowledge with clean and minimalistic aesthetics, encouraging the viewers to question reality and to become more aware of its subtle digital aspects.

Δρώμενα

LPM 2018 Rome
  • 07.06.18 |


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Technical rider

  • Διάρκεια : 600 min.
  • Τύπος: Video Installation
1 x full HD projector
5 x full range PA speakers
cabling (HDMi, USB, Power supply) according to the size of the location

ΠΛΗΡΟΦΟΡΙΕΣ

Εγγεγραμμένο από
24 Απρίλιος 2018

Τοποθεσίες
  • Germany Berlin

ΣΧΕΤΙΚΑ ΜΕ ΕΜΕΝΑ

Within their conceptional approach, the members of artist collective Ephemeral Tomorrow combine technical knowledge with clean, minimalistic aesthetics and present both in their data relevant audiovisual installations. Established in 2016, Riccardo Torresi, Maxime Lethelier, Asako Fujimoto participated in several group shows in Austria, Italy and Germany.

Riccardo Torresi is a media artist, architect and film maker from Italy. His works were exhibited in various museums and festivals such as HKW Berlin, British HCI Conference and Berlin Festival of Lights
between others. His research project "Au Fil du Fleuve" was nominated for the 1st prize at the "International Architectural Thesis Award" and the "Archiprix Italia" 2013 other than being published in
various architecture and design magazines. His more recent work "Relative Space" received an honorary mention at the Share Prize 2017 in Turin (Italy).

Maxime Lethelier is a french media artist interested in interactive installations and visuals for music. He collaborated with the award winning collective Hehe (Golden Nica 2008 Hybrid Art). He also works with theatre companies developing stage design involving new technologies (“Hiver” and "Kant" by Ex Voto A
la Lune, “Supermarket” by Le Joli Collectif...) and is involved in the creation of interactive video installations. His works focused essentially on public or shared space, and how people interact with their environment.

Asako Fujimoto is an electronic music composer/performer originally from Japan and based in Berlin. She works with analog and digital synthesizers for media installations. In 2005, she started to work on sound design for the video artist, Katja Loher, after moving to Europe in 2010, she continues working on sounds for new medias as well as theatre and film collaborations.

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