Centerpiece is the screening of the audio-visual art-piece. This part is non interactive. For high immersion, headphones, a darkened room and a comfortable seating position are recommended. Before the screening, we will start the session with an introduction to give some context about the used materials and featured artists / authors. After the screening we will engage in a conversation about central ideas from the artpiece.
Innovation Von Gestern, or Yesterday’s Innovation, is a multi-layer live Collage about mobility, information society and the decline of industrialism in West Germany. The performance is based on a generative audio visual engine, which creates an emergent and self writing performance out of visual, sound and text input. Musical fragments and progress-critical texts are fed into the engine along with video sequences of remains of the industrial age and vast structures. With that input a strange and Immersive narrative showing how the belief in progress and individual mobility has shaped landscapes and the crumbling cityscapes of today. The hopes and fears of people on the brink of a new era, about the skepticism and positivism of the past. An ambivalent Aesthetic for tomorrow’s world between utopia and dystopia.
The overall concept and execution of this performance is by Max Göttner and Miriam Gronau from Hyperreal. Göttner works as a creative coder and electronic engineer in the fields of media arts and rethinks the future of mobility in the VW group Future Center. Gronau works as an actor and voice artist in progressive political performances and business coaching.
Gottfried Hamburger [ Music ] was an unknown pioneer of electronic music from the West German industrial town of Remscheid. He worked as a communication technology engineer from the 60s to the 90s. His music was never released and consists of small home studio experiments, which can be seen as comments on the post industrial era and the upcoming information society.
Jürgen Dahl [ Text ] was an author and journalist from the West German town of Moers. He wrote texts about gardening as well as environmental and scientific topics. There is a strong progress and a tech-skeptical tone to his work. Living from 1929-2001 he was a coeval of Gottfried Hamburger.
Images : Max Göttner (c)
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