Month: January 2014

re-active platform (glass moog)

COMPUTER AIDED INSTALLATION

2010

re-active platform is about the logic and aesthetics of systems; circuits, signals and displays are represented as objects, images and sites, while the phenomena of the real seem to be nothing more than just mere coincidence.

Re-Active Platform, initiated by Susanna Schoenberg in 2004, embodies concepts, works, tests and exchange between students and other art and technology competencies that temporarily and repeatedly turned into site and condition themselves.

Glass Moog Cologne (2010) & Contemporary Art Ruhr (2010)

March 20 to April 14, 2010 Glasmoog Gallery of Academy of Media Arts Cologne

Ralf Baecker / Karin Lingnau / Luis Negrón Van Grieken / Ji Hyun Park and Susanna Schoenberg

re-active platform (Coincidence Setup)

Video

COMPUTER AIDED INSTALLATION

2011

Plastic, wood, carbon fibre, custom electronics, code, geiger counters

This Concept consists in 5 site specific installations conceived for the Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei MOCA Studio in Taipei.

Coincidence Setup is dedicated to the idea of coincidence — and the question of how to understand what is coincidence and what not. The fact that two events can take place exactly in the same time is sometimes translated into the belief that there is no reason for such contemporaneity, If not some kind of chance.

A so-called coincidence circuit is made of 2 Geiger counters, which is supposed to detect particles from cosmic showers — so-called muons. The experimental set-up of a coincidence circuit is connected to a modular display made by 2 groups of vertical louvers, reaching from ceiling to floor.

A computer controlled motor is mounted to each louver to rotate it around its axis. The regular kinetic choreography will be disturbed by events supposed to be related to cosmic showers detected by the coincidence circuit. The movements of the louvers are visible also as shadows — a kind of circuit of 2nd degree, where the physical is dematerialized into the shape of a projection.

One of the main aims of this part of the installation complex is to focus the tension between the representation of pre-set events, and the possibility
of interruptions in their representation— so that observers can suddenly imagine to have misunderstood or misallocated the object of their observation.

Museum of Contemporary Arts Taipei – Taiwan. October 8 to November 20, 2011 (MOCA Studio).

In cooperation with Ralf Baecker / Karin Lingnau / Jihyun Park / Arthur Hölling / Susanna Schoenberg as Re-Active Platform.
Re-Active-Platform Production (2011)

Verité / Andere Räume

2013

VERITÈ / ANDERE RÄUME

is an intervention in a private forest at Germany-Belgium’s border consisting in custom mades boxes that alludes to the peep show apparatus from the 17th century.

By using radio receivers in tuned in random frequencies an acoustical interruption of the natural surrounding creating a surreal situation.

By installing a high reflective mirror wall in the forest, now the interruption would be in the visual level by creating a repetition of the seen taking reference to the text Foucault’s observations in his publication “Other Spaces” and his thoughts on a idea of heterotopias

These works were showed as part of the FIELDSITE Project of Achim Mohné‘s and the Seminar Unsite Temporalities at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne in der the border between Germany and Belgium.
http://h406.khm.de/?p=173

 

 

candens lilium

2013

“Medieval instruments and monastic singing form a touching conclusion and at the same time the highlight of the concert series. Together with the Venezuelan light artist Luis Negrón van Grieken, whose entirely material and visible art is always aimed at the invisible, psychic, the traverse flutist Norbert Rodenkirchen and the singers Sabine Lutzenberger and Lydia Brotherton open contemplative spaces. Visitors will experience transcendent sounds and artistic lighting installations by a great artist.”
Curated by Benedict Hecht und Georg Dietzler
Sabine Lutzenberger, Voice. Lydia Brotherto, Voice. Norvert Rodenkirchen, Old Flute, Arph. 
Luis Negrón van Grieken – Light / Space

{ñ} an oracle-based composition for a(n) (empty) page

Video

VIDEO PERFORMANCE/ TELEFANTE

2009

{ñ} is a video concert divided in three parts each one subdivided in different sections which propose to rewrite (in a poetic and metaphorical way) „Diderot & D‘Alambert‘s Encyclopedia“ written in the XVII century and which is one of the most important works of French enlightenment.
{ñ} is located at the intersection of two couples of concepts. The first one related to an intimate approach: photography as selection and also as experimental activity (the laboratory). The second more public related to theater and phantasmagoria.
{ñ} wants to works mainly with the more than 2000 plates that accompany the Encyclopedia. We believe that the plates/illustrations are not mere supplement to the written explanations, but an important and outstanding part of the whole project of the Encyclopedia.

tientos y lucientes

av concert with realtime video custom software, 2 video projectors

2010

17th century spanish harpsichord music married to live-sampling madness, improvisation and Goya´s sinister caprichos.
video custom software, 2 video projectors, custom-screens
January 8th, 2010. Kunst-Station St. Peter – Cologne
with : leon berben-harpsichord
udo moll trumpet&electronics
matti muche trombone
sebastian gramss double bass
ivo bol electronics
luis negron van grieken realtime video
Video installation with realtime

[DEUTSCH] Musik von Juan Bautista Cabanilles, Antonio de Cabezon & Udo Moll Videoarbeit zu den Caprichos von Francisco de Goya y Lucientes Das transmediale Projekt Tientos y Lucientes schafft eine neue Perspektive auf zeitgenössische Musik, indem es sich zwar klar auf historische Vorlagen bezieht, diese aber aus ihrem ursprünglichen Kontext löst und sie damit verfügbar macht als Kristallisationspunkte und Inspirationsquellen für neue Kompositionen, für elektronisch manipulierte Annäherungen und Improvisationen. Zusammen mit dem Cembalisten Leon Berben, dem live-sampling-Spezialisten Ivo Bol und dem Videokünstler Luis Negron werden die leidenschaftlichen Improvisatoren des mollschen gesetzes, ausgehend von spanischer Cembalomusik des 17. Jahrhunderts, einen goyaesk-dunkel leuchtenden Abend kreieren zwischen historischer Aufführungspraxis und aktuellster Soundtechnologie, eine fantastische Reflexion über das Neue im Alten, die Flüchtigkeit des Authentischen und den Schlaf der Vernunft.

Hoffmann

Video

2010

Hoffmann is a multimedia dance theater based on german poet Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann.

The life of E.T.A. Hoffmann opens up in the constant flow of changes in life (poet, lawyer, musician), conceived as a series of tools against death.
Motion capture system, 42 channel sound system, 6 video proyectors.
Premiere: January 22th, 2010. Animax multimedia Theater Bonn
Concept, Video, Animation: Luis Negron van Grieken, Choreography: Vera Sander. Music: Phillip Zoubek, Sound Design: Sven Hahne. Programming: Thomas Kulessa. Media Space / Technician: Bernd Blessmann

Motion capture system, 42-channel sound-dome, 6-channel video-installation.

Zoe

VIDEO PERFORMANCE / TELEFANTE

2007

the psychogeographical world of poet and painter William Blakes is the starting point for the invisible framework of this project. His longest and last project Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion tells the genesis with hermetical and alquimistic approach. The concepts and parallels to quantic physics of this story are taken to generate the metaphysical world of this piece
Wolfgang Mitterer, das mollsche gesetz & TELEFANTE
Festival Altstadtherbst Düsseldorf