A pilot project of the HfG Karlsruhe within the framework of UNESCO City of Media Arts with the City of Karlsruhe
On Friday, January 28, 2022, students from HfG Karlsruhe will implement a pilot project on the market square in Karlsruhe. Experimental media works will be shown from around 6 pm. In addition to various projections and visual works, interactive projects will also be presented. This public projection takes place in compliance with the applicable legal situation and the Abstandsregelungen.
Projection of the facades on the Karlsruhe market square, from 6 pm
Please follow the applicable covid-rules and keep your distance
A short overview of the artworks:
How high can I reach? How long can I repeat the same action? What’s going on with my body all this time? In this work I stretch my physical boundaries and the flexible boundaries with the help of a simple action of throwing an apple in the air and catching it. I am interested in an action in which all the factors are human, I determine when the action begins and ends, it leaves me open to being the absolute performer.
“Dance of the Dragons” (Video Collage, 11’59”, 2022)
The act of the excavators are driven by hunger and greed for ruins. With this found footage-montage I explore the drive of a demolition process.
“Encounter with Yourself” (2022)
To decelerate for a moment, breaking through the paralysis of ordinary life, detaching from all the fuss and finally face what has long been forgotten.
Kimin Han & Haram Choi
“Me, as an instant” (2022)
This piece reflects you (hence, every me) as a single occurrence that is stretched within the domain of time. The more you get reflected, the more you get distanced from yourself.
Puck de Haan
What does it mean to be new somewhere? From visitor to immigrant. Through AI generated people, varying stories get a stage.
“Floating” (Video Collage, 3’30”, 2022)
Inspired by Astrida Neimanis, this work addresses the notion of Hydrofeminism. Using found material in combination with illustrated animations, the collage mirrors a return to nature where human bodies live in harmony with bodies of water.
In times in which we have to keep a distance to others, we can still feel close to everything that is, if we question our way of thinking.
“The Highest Moment”
The Highest Moment is inspired by the anarchist Philosopher Gustav Landauer who said, that the highest moment in our life will come, when we learn to master our own darkness.”
“Teleportation Video” (Virtual Space, 3’24”, 2021)
The Portal exists in somewhere and can be placed anywhere. If we had the light, would we be able to go anywhere through the portal, no matter where it’s on the television, any wall or floor?
“Particle Systems of Silhouette”
This project presents particle systems and various colour spectrums. And its real-time dynamics are controlled by a fluid flow simulation that react to participants as they move in front of a Kinect. The shapes of audiences are causing the particle’s countless dots to form surfaces ,seemingly following their silhouette and this experience gives them the impression that they are in a different space.
Inspired by stained glass, this visual effect is generated from audience’s shape and motions that are detected by Kinect sensor. It allows the participants to slowly manipulate the glass pieces with their gestures and movements and the effect endlessly regenerates the shapes and the colours of the stained glass. People can find that their shapes are merged into the whole stained glass as a part of it.
“Time of Deconstruction” (2022, 5’00”)
What if written language becomes only a momentum in time and disappears immedetially? Will there remain a blurred sensation of meaning or will it lead to other means of understanding?
“Lives on the Building” (2021)
Mosses live everywhere in our environment, but are always overlooked. The work is based on the place where we live in the present, from a microscopic perspective observing and recording the mosses that “cohabit” with humans.