The festival SURROUND! is a mix of concerts and installations where the listener is surrounded by sound and becomes part of the musical interaction. From Wednesday November 7 till Sunday November 11 @ Concertgebouw Brugge. DIORAMATIZED #02, part of my PhD research, is one of the installations in this festival. DIORAMATIZED #02 had its premiere last year @ M Museum Leuven. The picture above shows an installation view at the museum. I’m curious how the installation is perceived by visitors of the festival, a much more pronounced group I’m sure. Sunday November 11 the festival wraps up with a happening:…

Some more pictures of MULTIPLE voice/vision – BACH

This photo-selection documents the process of setting up the installion for the premiere of MULTIPLE voice/vision – BACH at AMUZ 1 october 2011. It took 3 (very) long days, plus on the fourth day – saturday oct 1 – final finetuning and a general rehearsal with the musicians before the concerts in the evening. https://picasaweb.google.com/s/c/bin/slideshow.swf

Johannes Ockeghem – Deo Gratias – The Hilliard Ensemble

Somebody was so nice and ‘brave’ to upload this 36-layer video to YouTube: I made this single-screen video In 1995 as a by-product from a multiscreen concert/performance with the Hilliard Ensemble at the Basiliek of Koekelberg. It was the first full digital production made at the VRT, at that time named BRTN, and it was broadcast in the programme about arts & culture ‘Vuurvogel’.

Premiere MULTIPLE voice/vision @ AMUZ – 1 oct 2011

About a month ago MULTIPLE voice/vision – BACH had its premiere at the concerthall of AMUZ in Antwerp. From MULTIPLE voice/vision -BACH premiere 1 oktober 2011 Through the use of anamorphosis, and especially through the multiple use of anamorphosis, I challenge the traditional audience-screen configuration. On top of that, the sheer size of the installation – 10.40 meters in diameter – demands for activity of the observer. Instead of a viewer immobilized in an Albertian tradition of static one-point perspective representation, the observer becomes an active participant, whose full sensorium of vision, hearing, feeling, walking … is called upon. In…

DIORAMATIZED #02 @ M – Museum Leuven

Till november 27th, my installation DIORAMATIZED #02 is on display in Museum M Leuven, and forms an integral part of the exhibition ‘Divine Sounds – Seven Centuries of Gregorian Chant Manuscripts in Flanders’: at M – Museum Leuven from september 8 till november 27, 2011. From installation view DIORAMATIZED #02 @ M – Museum Leuven In the publication accompanying the exhibition – Reflecties # 14: Divine Sounds – Pieter Mannaerts describes the installation as follows: The centre of the exhibition is not only these manuscripts, but the audible music itself. Visitors can hear the music they are looking at, and…

DIORAMATIZED @ Huis van de Polyfonie

In february I installed DIORAMATIZED  at Huis van de Polyfonie in Leuven. It is for a short working period – probably till the end of march – preparing amongst others the content of DIORAMATIZED #02 for an exhibition in M Leuven september/october/november this year. This time lapse video documents the installation process of the labo setup @ Huis van de Polyfonie:

MULTIPLE voice/vision – some pictures

Finally the server hosting this blog is back on-line. Quick update post with a collection of pictures from making the testrecordings in AMUZ – february 2010 – till the presentation moment of DIORAMATIZED #01 @ FLACC – october 9, 2010: [postcasa showcaptions=yes size=large]http://picasaweb.google.com/data/feed/base/user/rudi.knoops/albumid/5534909904588697249?alt=rss&kind=photo&hl=en_GB[/postcasa]

DIORAMATIZED #01 – ‘toonmoment’ @ FLACC october 9, 2010

A few weeks ago I had a presentation moment at FLACC in Genk where DIORAMATIZED #01 was shown to the public for the first time. What I concentrated on in this first exploration, was trying to impose perspectival limitations on the different layers of the projection. For this purpose I used the technique of anamorphosis. Anamorphosis is an optical curiosity (Baltrušaitis, 1977), and a very interesting one because of its interfering with the laws of perspective and at the same time explicitating these laws of perspective. As Dan Collins points out in his article ‘Anamorphosis and the Eccentric Observer’: The…

A Pre-Cinema connection

The pre-cinema history encompasses a myriad of toys and optical devices that all strive to create an illusion of ‘moving’ images by exploiting the persistence of vision effect. The Praxinoscope creates this illusion of movement by turning an outer cylinder, containing a series of images, round an inner cylinder with a series of rectangular mirrors.   The viewer perceives the series of  images reflected in the mirrors as if they were moving. The image series usually depict very simple actions that permit repetition and offer the possibility of perpetual continuation of movement in endless loops. These optical contraptions are not (yet) aimed…

A design sketch

In a previous post, I mentioned that DIORAMATIZED #01 is a miniature design exporation. Everything is relative I guess: DIORAMATIZED #01 may have a size of about 2.00 (diameter) x 3.00 (height) metres. But in comparison to what we aim at with the full-scale installation(s), I can still call it a miniature or a scale model. The top part of the cylinder will house the ‘machinery’: the projector, computer, etc… The lower third of the cylinder is reserved for the viewing/listening experience. The viewer/listener can interact with the multiple layers of the audiovisual projection by exploring the inside of the…