Fulldome

TNI Experience II

Fatima Al Qadiri & Transforma, Jan Kounen, David OReilly, Bill Ham & Kara-Lis Coverdale

Join us for Fatima Al Qadiri & Transforma’s exploration of the “Extraordinary Alien”, the psychedelic visions by Jan Kounen, David OReilly’s touching Corona collage as well as a light painting by light artist Bill Ham.

Jan Kounen: Ayahuasca – A Kosmik Journey

Ayahuasca – A Kosmik Journey

© Jan Kounen, photo: Mathias Völzke

  • 60 min

Past Dates

Fatima Al Qadiri & Transforma: Extraordinary Alien

“Extraordinary Alien” is based on the US artist visa classification: “alien with extraordinary ability”. It plays with the double meaning of the word “alien” and the notion that all outer space aliens are inherently extraordinary, from the perspective of lowly earthlings. In this work, the artists explore the push and pull of tension, repetition and expectation. Using a collection of simple materials, a range of textures is generated to appear as planetary surfaces, galaxies and alien skins. The use of these materials is deliberate, aiming to highlight the sci-fi qualities of earthly objects.

Jan Kounen: Ayahuasca – A Kosmik Journey

“Ayahuasca – A Kosmik Journey” is the attempt to transfer experiences based on the physical and hallucinatory effects of ayahuasca, a natural remedy used by the indigenous peoples of the Amazon region, into the medium of 360°-film. Director Jan Kounen explores the questions of whether an immersive technology can simulate psychedelic experiences resembling those made under the influence of ayahuasca and whether this media experience changes our sense of reality.

David OReilly: The End of Stories

“The End of Stories” is a collage of 37 stories of people from around the world coping with the turbulence of pandemic life. The anonymous callers express their personal thoughts and feelings, sharing an inability to imagine the future. Each perspective is represented visually with cascades of choreographed space-debris, animated by the voice of each speaker. “The End of Stories” ties in with David OReilly’s “Corona Voicemails” trilogy and expands it into an immersive fulldome experience.

Bill Ham & Kara-Lis Coverdale & Emi Ito: Light Painting #1

To Bill Ham, spontaneous projection painting and “light shows” represent a continuation of abstract expressionism. In the very early 1960s, he discovered that working directly with overhead projectors provided a continuum of images; where composition, execution and presentation occur simultaneously. In all previous live performances this present tense art was shared by the viewer and the artist in real time. For these new compositions, his studio sessions were digitally recorded, newly arranged and adapted for projection in the Zeiss-Großplanetarium dome.

Fatima Al Qadiri & Transforma: Extraordinary Alien (2018, 16 min)
Music: Fatima Al Qadiri
Video: Transforma (Luke Bennett, Baris Hasselbach, Simon Krahl)
Mixing: James Kelly
Spatialization: Koenraad Ecker
A coproduction of the Berliner Festspiele / Immersion / The New Infinity and Planetarium Hamburg

Jan Kounen: Ayahuasca – A Kosmik Journey (2019, 18 min)
Jan Kounen: Ayahuasca – A Kosmik Journey
World premiere at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival
Created by Jan Kounen
Produced by AtlasV, A_Bahn and Small studios
Distributed by Diversion Cinema

David OReilly: The End of Stories (2020, 15 min)
David OReilly: The End of Stories
Written / Directed / Edited / Sound: David OReilly
Music: Stéphane Pigeon
Producer: Yael Greenberg
A coproduction of the Berliner Festspiele / Immersion and Stiftung Planetarium Berlin

Bill Ham & Kara-Lis Coverdale & Emi Ito: Light Painting #1 (2021, 10 min)
Bill Ham and Emi Ito (Assisting Artist)
Light Painting #1
Score by Kara-Lis Coverdale
Light Music #1
A coproduction of Berliner Festspiele / The New Infinity and Zeiss-Großplanetarium Berlin