Fulldome

TNI Experience III

Actress & Actual Objects, Lucas Gutierrez & Robert Lippok, Theo Triantafyllidis & Sun Araw

Join us for the post-industrial symphony “Grey Interiors”, the sound sculpture “SPIN” as well as the fulldome adaption “VHW7” of the eponymous game.

Actress and Actual Objects: Grey Interiors

Grey Interiors

© Actress und Actual Objects

  • 60 min

Actress & Actual Objects: Grey Interiors

The compositions of British musician Darren J. Cunningham aka Actress work like a hypertext transformed into music. In collaboration with the artist collective Actual Objects he presents the post-industrial symphony “Grey Interiors”. The three-part composition presents our civilisation as an imploded space with no discernable gravitation, of which only drifting machine fragments and decaying objects are left – like quotes without reference system. Floating through the gloomy ether, “Grey Interiors” takes us into the otherworldliness of a landscape beyond man.

Lucas Gutierrez & Robert Lippok: SPIN

On the domed cornea of your round eyeballs there’ll be a flickering reflection of two large rings spinning continuously, surrounded by a swarm of silver bubbles, within the half-sphere of the Fulldome. The circles, rings, domes, and spheres of digital artist Lucas Gutierrez and sound artist Robert Lippok’s “SPIN” form an animated cosmos of flux and mutation, where image and sound exude a bodily presence. To a soundscape composed of hundreds of sound recordings of objects, machines and ecologies, the viewer is guided along and amongst the rings: Surfing on slippery and shiny ripples, skittering across its coiling and undulating skin – papillary ridges and creases, fur, iridescent slime, and perfect gloss.

The different textures merge and emerge as the bodies spin, contract, and stretch. Alien and scaleless, they could be microscopic, or vast landscapes, or planets. Their vibrant surface is illuminated by restless reflections of a light source constantly on the move – like a search light operated by wind gusts. It is as if Lippok and Gutierrez set out to design nature – a kind of nature that is not an imitation, not a likeness, not in our own image. “SPIN” proposes an ecology that is environment and body, whose animate matter communicates with us through transformation, association, and unpredictable change. Natalie Koerner

Theo Triantafyllidis & Sun Araw: VHW7

The fulldome work “VHW7” explores the eponymous planetoid like a galactic sculpture. An experimental soundtrack guides through morphed imagery that shows the stellar object and its alien ecosystems: levitating ionic bubbles and ore deposits, phosphorescent anomalies, and biological phenomena. Given the complexity of this dwarf planetoid, one question inevitably arises: Which forces and agents have created it?

Actress & Actual Objects: Grey Interiors (2021, 25 min)
Producer: Darren Cunningham
Production Supervisor: Georgios Mavrikos
Postproduction Video: Florian Meyer
Spatial Sound Mixing: Timo Bittner
A coproduction of Berliner Festspiele / The New Infinity & Stiftung Planetarium Berlin

Lucas Gutierrez & Robert Lippok: SPIN (2021, 13 min)
Video: Lucas Gutierrez
Music: Robert Lippok
Production supervisor: Georgios Mavrikos
Postproduction video: Florian Meyer
Spatial sound mixing: Timo Bittner
A coproduction of Berliner Festspiele / The New Infinity & Stiftung Planetarium Berlin

Theo Triantafyllidis & Sun Araw: VHW7 (2021, 18 min)
Audio: Sun Araw and Tomo Jacobson
Visuals: Theo Triantafyllidis
Production supervisor: Georgios Mavrikos
Postproduction video: Florian Meyer
Spatial sound mixing: Timo Bittner
A coproduction of Berliner Festspiele / The New Infinity & Stiftung Planetarium Berlin