Holistic Strata

公式 Web サイト http://holistic-strata.ycam.jp/ Commissioned by YCAM (Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media) http://www.ycam.jp/ 知覚の臨海を表出する。光・音・身体が織りなす層。 The cfriticality of perception highlighted in a spectacle of light, and the human body. Holistic Strata --- 映像や音響を自らデザインし、光・音・身体を等価な要素として空間に構成する振付家/­ダンサーの梅田宏明。視覚的なインパクトを発揮する刺激的な光や色彩を放つ空間と、即­興的なダンスがシンクロした「ビジュアル・パフォーマンス」は、世界各地で注目を集め­ています。 YCAMの滞在制作を経て発表される新作「Holistic Strata」は、ダンサーの身体とその運動によって生成される「身体情報」をキーワ­ードに、人間の知覚を揺さぶる全く新しいパフォーマンスを提案します。時に、ダンスを­空間に埋め込み、また、観客の眼前へと浮かび上がらせる......。そんなイメージ­を自在に生み出す本作には、これまでのダンス表現にはなかった空間表現としての〈ダン­ス〉が見えてきます。情報技術を使いこなし、パソコンと身一つで世界へ飛び出した振付­家は、YCAMを舞台にどのような飛躍をみせるのか。研ぎすまされたイメージが織りな­す圧倒的な空間で、私たちは、知覚の臨界を体験します。

--- Hiroaki Umeda, a choreographer who has been attracting attention in Japan and abroad with his "visual performances" blending imagery, sound and dance, presents his brand new dance piece at the Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM]. Holistic Strata is a YCAM original production developed with the Center's expert staff during the artist's stay in Yamaguchi, with the aim to break new ground in the filed of body expression integrating media technology. Based on his own set designs mixing imagery and sound, Hiroaki Umeda equivalently combines in his pieces elements of light, sound, and the human body. For his audiences, these performances are opportunities to experience their own bodies' primary reactions triggered by intensely stimulating light and sound. Visitors to the performance at YCAM are likely to witness another leap forward by the choreographer who has been harnessing information technology to conquer the world with nothing but his body and a computer. Look forward to a novel type of performance that will rock your body senses and challenge your perception. ---

"Blueprint" by Joanie LeMercier

BLUEPRINT is the last digital Audiovisual installation made by Joanie Lemercier for STRP Biennale 2015 in Eindhoven (NL)

The work examines the notion of blueprint as the intersection of ideation and architecture, a map that leads from formlessness to form. It explores the view of architecture as both the endless repetition of the cosmic order, and as a shelter from the infinite, a human construct that brings the capriciousness of nature into perspective.

With Blueprint, Lemercier translates the immateriality of space, architecture, and causality into a choreography of structural elements. The installation is formed from a central monolithic tower that is flanked by two large screens and activated by light projection and sound. Together, these tell a story of the cosmos and architecture, climaxing in an anamorphosis.

The audio component comprises contrabass materials recorded at EMS in Stockholm by Yair Elazar Glotman which have been processed, augmented and fused with electronics by James Ginzburg in his Bristol UK studio. The piece is inspired by the architecture of the venue, a former Phillips factory in Eindhoven Netherlands, and communicates the grandeur of the building and space, mirroring the relationship implicit in all architecture: the relationship between order and chaos.


Joanie Lemercier

Software development: Nikolay Matveiev
Media servers development: Tom Butterworth


James Ginzburg
Contrabass – Yair Glotman


Artist production – Juliette Bibasse
commissioned by STRP Biennale.
Thanks to Angelique Spaninks, Bram Snijders,
Jan Dams & STRP team.

DZ21K Interview with Ben Miles | "Ghost Stories" Visuals Director

Created especially for the launch of their latest album, Coldplay’s state-of-the-art video show at Royal Albert Hall, London was brought to life thanks to Panasonic PT-DZ21K, 20,000 lumens projectors. Using 16 projectors, the team were able to create ‘a sky full of stars’ to cover the venue’s iconic acoustic mushrooms. The PT-DZ21K projectors were also key to the production of Coldplay’s follow-up TV spectacular, with 46 of them used to atmospherically light a total projection area equivalent to six 4K surfaces.

Transformations by Kollision

In the fall of 2013, the Hans Christian Andersen Museum in Odense Denmark opened an interactive fairy-tale room inviting visitors of the museum into the world known fairy-tale, The Little Mermaid, by Hans Christian Andersen. The exhibition is the result of a close collaboration between the Museum and Kollision [kollision.dk/]. The title, ‘Transformations’, refers to the many ambiguities in meaning and appearance throughout H. C. Andersen writings. The title also reflects an ambition of keeping the poetry and mystery of the fairy-tale intact by balancing a wordless and abstract experience-oriented installation with only partly known aspects and references to the world of Hans Christian Andersen. The installation is based on the idea that Andersen’s universe should be experienced and felt – not only read and understood, signalling a new beginning and ambition for the Museum; to bring the magic of Andersen’s fairy-tales alive.

Kollision, in dialogue with the Hans Christian Andersen Museum, has designed the soundscape; the visual identity and the set design, including development of the hardware layout, the sensor system and programming the dynamic player setup. Projectors and speaker system has been installed by ProShop AV and Boye Inventar has handled the laser cutting.

For Beats Antique’s “A Thousand Faces: Act 1

For Beats Antique’s “A Thousand Faces: Act 1,” Obscura joined forces with director Ivan Landau and a band of artists to bring an elaborate stage production of Joseph Campbell’s “The Hero’s Journey” to life. The show was a successful fusion of Obscura’s performance technology innovations with Beats Antique’s rich multi-dimensional stage art. Obscura mapped the entire stage set for an architectural projection experience that flows with optical illusion, transforming the physical into the metaphysical.
For more, visit obscuradigital.com/work/beats-antique-a-thousand-faces-tour/


Dance show
created in 2014

Pixel is a dance show for 11 dancers in a virtual and living visual environement. A work on illusion combining energy and poetry, fiction and technical achievement, hip hop and circus. A show at the crossroads of arts and at the crossroads of Adrien M / Claire B’s and Mourad Merzouki’s universes. 

Artistic Direction and Choreography: Mourad Merzouki
Composed by Mourad Merzouki & Adrien M / Claire B
Digital Design: Adrien Mondot & Claire Bardainne
Music: Armand Amar
Produced by CCN de Créteil et du Val-de-Marne / Compagnie Käfig

This video is a cut of extracts from the actual show shot during the last day of creation on November the 14th 2014. Shooting and editing : Adrien M / Claire B.
Premiered at Maison des Arts de Créteil on November the 15th 2014. Duration of the show : 1h10.

2014 Saks Fifth Avenue “An Enchanted Experience” Holiday Display

2014 Saks Fifth Avenue “An Enchanted Experience” Holiday Display

Architectural Projection and Lighting Show designed and produced by American Christmas, Inc. and Integrated Visions Productions.



Lighting and Garland Installation by American Christmas Inc.

Projection Mapping by Integrated Visions Productions

Technical Direction by Bryan Dodson, Robert Payne and American Christmas Inc.

Integrated Show Control by Integrated Visions Productions and DWP Live

Lighting and show control integration powered by Pharos Architectural Controls

Projection Installation and Support by DWP Live

“Bioluminescent Forest”

The projection mapping “bioluminescent forest” is made by artists Friedrich van Schoor and Tarek Mawad.

The artists spent six weeks in the forest fascinated by the silence and natural occurrences in nature, especially the phenomenon “bioluminescence”. They personified the forest to accentuate the natural beauty by creating luring luminescent plants and glowing magical mushrooms that speaks volumes to any visitor that enters the minds of the artists through viewing “bioluminescent forest”.

More information on the project: bioluminescent-forest.com
Friedrich van Schoor: vanscore.com
Tarek Mawad: tarekmawad.com

Achim Treu, Composer and Sounddesigner.

Visions of America: Amériques / Video Artist Cut

Visions of America: Amériques / Video Artist Cut

Visions of America: Amériques 
Led by conductor laureate Esa-pekka Salonen, performed by Los Angeles Philharmonic.
'The Los Angeles Philharmonic’s multimedia presentation of Edgard Varèse’s Amériques launched the new in/SIGHT series at Walt Disney Concert Hall. The presentation of Amériques was led by conductor laureate Esa-pekka Salonen and accompanied by Refik Anadol's site-specific architectural video installation, which was developed to illuminate and enhance the Varèse's composition and to activate the architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall. The dynamic visual program created by Anadol uses custom-built algorithmic sound analysis to listen and respond to the music in real time, using architecture as a canvas and light as a material. Additionally, the movements of Salonen, as he conducts, will be captured by next generation Microsoft Kinect hardware and 3-D depth camera analysis to inform the visuals displayed. The result was a powerful and immersive experience for the audience that engaged their visual and auditory senses.' 

For more information;

Video Artist: Refik Anadol
Artistic Management: Dave Hunt
Executive Producer: Efsun Erkilic
Senior Generative Designers: Sebastian Neitsch & Woeishi Lean
Senior 3D Designer: Raman K. Mustafa
Senior Animator: Simon Russell
Junior Animators: Bahadir Dagdelen, Michael Hsiu, Kian Khiaban, Toby Heinemann, Laurence Menor.
Research Assistant: Jarad Solomon
Video Documentation: Walter Diaz

Magic Carpets 2014

Magic Carpets 2014 spreads out across the floor of the octagonal courtyard of Castel del Monte, dating from the thirteenth century. Magic Carpets revisits, via digital art, the tradition of the mosaic which has a strong presence in Italy and which is a predecessor to the pixel.
Black-and-white megapixel/mosaics tableaux gradually give way to vivid, color-saturated spirals that whirl about and execute genuine choreographic movements to the music of Jacopo Baboni Schilingi. When the viewer moves, the trajectory of the curves is disrupted under their feet.
As if within a giant kaleidoscope, this world of colors and shapes in movement takes us on an imaginary, poetic voyage. Miguel Chevalier’s new creative work plunges us into the magical universe of Middle Ages celebrations and the One Thousand and One Nights.

tel: +39 0883 261605 / +39 0883 290302

Miguel CHEVALIER Magic Carpets 2014
Festival Internazionale di Andria Castel dei Mondi, Castel del Monte, Andria (Italy)
Generative and interactive virtual-reality installation
Music : Jacopo Baboni SchilingiSoftware: Cyrille Henry / Antoine Villeret
With the support of Voxels Productions