in town for the ‘what is live’ symposium, and there’s also a 10 screen surround audio-visual environment round the corner? bring it on.
the rml cinechamber is a fantastic thing. yes they have technically assembled such a thing, but what excites me is their focus on content for such an environment and hosting artist residencies to develop that content in-situ.
signal’s live show – pictured – was compromised to the extent they held a free gig at the close of the festival with the visuals resolved, even so the simple effect of the spectrum analyser stretching far around you was eye-opening. the monolake show justified the ticket and then some. while not my aesthetic taste per se, it had moments of arresting majesty, whereaudio-visual sync combined with some immersive twist and you really weren’t sure where you were any more.
cinechamber is a long term project remade for 2011 and (re-)debuting at club transmediale, and so the hope is to catch it again: the overriding thought i kept having was that there finally is the true environment to actually experience the 11,000x1080px ‘dot from the void’ motion graphic piece d-fuse produced a summer or two back.