Panelist @ Globalize:Cologne 2012

Video Games in Live Performance
November 17th, 2012

theater-51grad dedicated a day to Video Games in Live Performance at the Globalize:Cologne:Theories 2012 festival. Amongst others, Victor Morales (Caracas/Berlin) held his Inside The Machine workshop, and showed his video game lecture, The Blurry Line And Other Divagations.

I was invited to discuss video games as an artistic medium in the performing arts, and the interplay of virtual and real-time reality with Victor Morales and Barbara Kuon, academic faculty member for Media Philosophy at the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design, right after Victor's lecture.

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Zap visitor @ TRYANGLE 2012

Listening with eyes, seeing with ears
July 24th and 25th, 2012

In 2012 three performing arts institutions – O Espaco do tempo, Theatre des Bernardines and tanzhaus nrw – cooperated under the title TRYANGLE – Performing Arts Research Laboratories to develop three multidisciplinary experimental laboratories. Each lab had 20 selected artists from various disciplines. This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.

tanzhaus nrw invited me as a so called zap visitor. During the two days, I supervised the projects of the international artists through observation and with feedback. In my keynote presentation Listening with eyes, seeing with ears on July 25th I spoke about Visual Music.

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Panelist @ Creativity & Business Convention Cologne

Radical Thinking – Are we still doing the right thing?
June 21st,  2012

The Creativity & Business Convention (C'n'B) hosted the Radical Thinking – Are we still doing the right thing? panel in the Chamber of Industry and Commerce Cologne. Christian Boros, cluster manager at CREATIVE.NRW, Daniel Hug, director of ART COLOGNE, Katja Kullmann, a freelance author and journalist, and me discussed Radical Thinking.

My perspective for this panel emerged from the inspiring essay collection in Christoph Menke and Juliane Rebentisch's book Kreation und Depression – Freiheit im gegenwärtigen Kapitalismus.

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Photo by Jens Willebrand.

Panelist @ K20 – Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen

Hear with your eyes, see with your ears
April 4th, 2012

Prof. Thomas Leander,  prorector at the Robert Schumann Muisc Academy, and I were invited by Kunstsammlung Nordhrein-Westfalen curators, Dr Maria Müller-Schareck and Angela Wenzel. Both joined our panel to discuss the topic, Hear with your eyes, see with your ears.

The KPMG-Kunstabend at the wonderful museum K20 – Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen was an opportunity to demonstrate that music and fine arts belong together. With his idea in kind Thomas Leander, and me talked about selected pieces from their exhibition Fresh Window. Images of Windows since Matisse and Duchamp.

The 100 paintings, drawings, objects, sculptures, photographs, and projections featured in the exhibition Fresh Widow. The Window in Art since Matisse and Duchamp exemplifyed the astonishing variety and diversity of the  pictorial models proposed between 1912 and the present. The presentation strikingly documented the use to which these artists put their new-won freedom.

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Talk @ Zürich University of the Arts

On the Alliance of Sound and Visuals
September 12th, 2011

Daniel Späti invited me to give a talk on the relationship between sound and images at the design department of Zurich University of the Arts as part of his Image vs. Sound class. In my lecture, I used many examples from experimental film, music videos, and motion design to argue that the highest quality in audiovisual productions is only achieved if sound and motion designers work together in constant communication and exchange.

Daniel Späti also asked me to introduce my online archive for Visual Music to the students.

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Jury member @ c/o pop 2011

C'n'B Campus Award
June 22nd until 26th, 2011

C'n'B Campus 2011 presented outstanding projects out of academia's melting pots in Germany. The C'n'B Campus Award was not only a prize for the best works in the creative industries but also gave students the opportunity to present it to a relevant audience of experts.

The C'n'B – Creativity & Business Convention as part of the c/o pop in Cologne was a forum where decision-makers, thinkers, and generators from the creative industries' entertainment sectors met.

In 2011 I served for the second time as a jury member for their C'n'B Campus Award 2011.

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Jury member @ VisuaLiszt Award 2011

FullDome-Festival in Jena
May 12th until 14th, 2011

Micky Remann invited me to participate in the VisualLiszt Award jury alongside Dr. Nick Lambert, Prof. Dr. Tiago de Oliveira Pinto, Julia Lucas M.A. and Eno Henze. The jury chose the winners of the VisuaLiszt and Fulldome-Awards in the 2011 FullDome-Festival.

The 5th FullDome-Festival gave insights into the world of immersive fulldome projections and mapped current developments in this young medium. Initially featuring mostly student productions, the festival soon evolved into a meeting place for the international fulldome-scene.

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Talk @ tanzhaus nrw Düsseldorf

A Perfect Match? On the Alliance of Sound and Visuals
January 21st, 2011

Henrike Kollmar invited me to give a talk on the relationship between the audio and the visual in Studio 6 of the tanzhaus nrw. The lecture is part of the conference Change of mind. Transformation of the perception in dance and media within the context of their festival Temps d'Images.

In collaboration with the Institute for Culture and Media at Heinrich-Heine University, Düsseldorf, tanzhaus nrw encourages the combination of the art and academia. Talks, lecture performances, and panels contribute to illuminating various strategies and processes of transforming perception.

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Talk @ University of Applied Sciences Salzburg

On my Visual Music Archive
December 6th, 2010

Prof. Birgit Gurtner invited me to give a talk at the University of Applied Sciences' MultiMediaArt department. The MultiMediaArt bachelor and master programs focus on providing an overall qualifaction in different media disciplines. After a basic multimedia education students specialize in either audio, film/tv, mediadesign or computer animation.

In my lecture I presented the much praised Visual Music Archive. During my sabbatical research semester, I produced an online archive for my teaching field of Visual Music. For the first time, it is now possible to find all relevant information about this genre online. I explained to my audiens in Salzburg what is meant by the term Visual Music and how the online archive can be used for this genre, and beyond.

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Talk @ Pforzheim University

A Perfect Match? On The Alliance Of Sound And Visual
December 3rd, 2010

Professor Alice Chi invited me to give a talk on the relationship between the audio and the visual at the School of Design of the  Pforzheim University of Applied Sciences. My presentation was part of their Audio/Visual: The image becomes a composition event.

My lecture was followed by the 10-channel electronic composition Bonner Durchmusterung by composer Marcus Schmickler. Prof. Dr. Alberto de Campo (sonification), and the artist Carsten Goertz (visuals) were also involved in production of this piece.

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