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The video gaming tool is being widely use in audiovisual art and virtual events. It allows you to simulate real-time scenes and lighting effects. Exhibition visitors are invited to immerse themselves in the surroundings of each installation and can move freely in the room and choose any observation point.
Despite the site-specific nature of the works, the overarching artistic principle behind all of them is the search for a universal language of pure forms. These forms, which correspond to the abstract subjects of the installations, are refined during an extensive detailing process, minimalist in their expressiveness and often even have a functional nature.
The eight installations generate intimate spaces where the viewers sits in contemplation of the structural semiotic elements that compose them: light, sound, movement. Each room triggers different emotions slowly revealing themselves while we explore the space and embrace its unique atmosphere.
The primary expressive element in VOLNA’s work is light and its various characteristics, its interaction with space, as well as its movement, the rhythm of chiaroscuro and the way chiaroscuro scenarios unfold in relation to time. Some works include synchronized sound, created to interact closely with the light’s dramaturgy.
In conclusion the exhibition Keep Yourself Clean attempts to embrace all the real and virtual layers of information that make up each of the works, and then let the works themselves become the determinants of perception.
Each of the contexts will “re-sort” in the virtual world, rethink and obey the laws of perception, and each work, in turn, will become an experience of sensory contemplation.
Refik Anadol immersive installations allow us to leap into an universe of data, featuring a matrix that swallows everything around until there is nothing left outside of it.
His overwhelming data sculptures foresee a post-digital architectural future in which there are no more non-digital realities. A world where man and machine are embedded within each other.
One of the greatest eighteenth-century English artists William Blake famously said, “if the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is – infinite.” Infinite Space is a collection of works that revisits Blake’s statement and seeks to cleanse the doors of perception with the tools available to twenty-first-century artists.
The exhibition explores memories and dreams through the mind of a machine by using data sets ranging from human memories, photographs of Mars, cultural archives and sea surface activity as data sculptures and digital paintings.
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After his first stage of the artist residence, the pandemic outbreak forced the audiovisual artist to delay his return to Iran and continue to develop research and projects in Barcelona.
The talk revolves around the concepts of reflections and mirrors in the Iranian literature, and how the RTT (render to texture) technique in 3D game engines could translate these concepts in experiences.
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Added on June 5, 2020 Tokyo, Japan - Panasonic Center Tokyo (3-5-1 Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan. Referred to as "PC Tokyo"), the corporate global communications hub for Panasonic, has been conducting various communication activities as a corporate pavilion through exhibitions and offlin...
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DEADLINE: 24 APRIL 2020
EVENT: 01 – 03 MAY 2020
INTRO is an online event. During three days, we will get to know projects that have been developed in response to the situation that is currently ongoing. Three days of talks, concerts and an online exhibition to enjoy in a relaxed mood. The event is organized by Booleans and Matics.
The event is looking for artists, creators, and programmers who are developing creative proposals during the COVID-19 lock-down and who would like to share during INTRO’s Online Exhibition. The participation is free. Projects will be shared via link.
The deadline to submit your proposals is April 24 at 24h CEST to email@example.com with the following info: Full name, Bio, Summary of the project and link of the project.
Conscious of the cultural economic situation, they will use the PayPal platform so the assistants will be able to make donations online and it will be distributed among the artists and speakers of the event.
It is interesting to see different projects that will come out of the current quarantine situation. At audiovisualcity we are looking forward to see more events of this kind!
Panasonic Corporation has announced a virtual panel session titled "Robotics for Well-Being," which has been streamed live on zoom webinar on April 9 at 10am Japan Standard Time. The session had been originally planned to take place at SXSW 2020 in Austin TX, but the entire event has been cancelled...
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[Recorded Live] Webinar: "Robotics for Well-Being" - SXSW 2020 | Panasonic (Addedn on April 14, 2020.) Tokyo, Japan - Panasonic Corporation has announced a virtual panel session titled "Robotics for Well-Being," which will be streamed live on zoom webinar on April 9 at 10am Japan Standa...
Panasonic Corporation provided its Power Assist Suits to the para powerlifting international competition, "Manchester 2020 Para Powerlifting World Cup" held from February 20 to 23, 2020 at Manchester, United Kingdom to help lighten the load of spotter/loader personnel working to support the competi...
Born in the heart of the VJ boom in the 90s, after their own artistic experimentation, and Michael’s first ever (what we would call now) VJ gig in 1985, Michael Denton and Anna McCrickard formed Overlap in 1998. They are based in Hastings in the UK. Unlike some VJs, who purely focus on the visual side of the art form, Overlap are a an AV collaborative duo in the purest sense of the concept, who also produce minimalist music in parallel with their exploration of both moving and still image. They’ve also performed at many a festival, forming part of a collective of VJs represented by Microchunk.
Their work takes the form of live audiovisual performances, exhibitions, transitional paintings, installations, VJ sets and even prints, and takes on audiovisual culture from a fine art perspective, which makes their work both fascinating and unique in a wide variety of different contexts.
Overlap started VJ-ing and performing AV sets as regular guests of resident VJs Reality Check at Turnmill’s club (The Gallery, London Calling) in 1998, guesting with Reality Check at The Chemical Brothers’ headline set at Turnmill’s Millenium gig in London’s Docklands. The next decade saw Overlap’s visuals splashed across screens at major international festivals including Creamfields, Andalucia, Electric Picnic Ireland, Glastonbury’s Glade stage, Pete Tong’s Wonderland in Ibiza and Glastonbury’s Glade, as part of the Microchunk visuals boutique. They created visuals for for the Industrial Resolution installation at the first Manchester International Festival: performed live on the largest indoor screen in Europe, accompanying the world’s leading DJs including Carl Cox, Fatboy Slim, Laurent Garnier, Layo, Pete Tong and Sasha. Overlap also played regular VJ slots at Razzmatazz (Loft), Barcelona and Pete Tong’s Wonderland, Eden, Ibiza (Deadmau5, Groove Armada). Overlap were commissioned by Microchunk to animate Damien Hirst artwork for Pete Tong’s Ushuaia at Le Grand Bazaar, Ibiza in 2013.
Overlap also work with the Noise of Art collective as resident VJ-s and moving image artists. Their fine art single screen video works have been screened at the ICA, BFI and Tate Modern. Recent projects include:- a celebration of 100 Years of Electronic Music at the National Portrait Gallery London; Forest Tree limited edition for Sedition Art; audiovisual “painting” installations for the National Trust’s Fenton House and Calke Abbey; opening the Arquiteturas Film Festival in Lisbon with their Places that Dance AV set; short films “Returning” and “Switch” awarded special mentions at the Avanca and EMAF film festivals; an audiovisual performance in the British Ambassador’s Residence in Beijing. Recent art screenings/performances of their works have included Aquatint at Riders on the Mall/ROM, MUSZI, Budapest and Digital Graffiti, Florida, Forest Tree at STRP Biennale at Strijp S in Eindhoven and Cloud Edged at Light Fantastic, House of Nobleman, Frieze.
Perhaps one of the most poignant aspects of their audiovisual artwork is its accessibility and ability to be embraced and engaging in such an extensive mixture of spaces, including performances and installations everywhere from music festivals (Creamfields, Splice festival, Madatac, Fiber, Generate, Big Chill, STRP Biennale); and night clubs (Razzamatazz, Barcelona, Wonderland – Eden, Ibiza), to prestigious galleries (Tate Modern, Pompidou, National Portrait Gallery, the Victoria and Albert Museum), as well as being featured in some important publications on VJ culture, such as Audio – Visual Art and VJ Culture (2006) They even remixed and VJed The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour film for its cinema première at the South Bank with Noise of Art at London’s BFI.
Their working process involves adding and removing layers, degrees of opportunism and systematised chance, creating generative combinations ranging from slow transitional paintings, to fast flowing AV performances.
Their most recent work includes Transitional Landscape, designed for exhibition and art installation, ‘Rooms’, which explores the relationship between indoors and outdoors, combining and fusing luscious wallpaper motifs with beautiful organic landscape scenes. It juxtaposes man-made life with that of the wonders of the natural world.
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After careful review of presentation in the Regional Qualification, Panasonic is pleased to announce regional representatives from qualification in Tokyo, Beijing, Paris and Los Angeles. Each team will start to prototype the ideas with Panasonic team from February 2020. Updates along their work jou...
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Now available to watch the recorded-live Webinar on "Robotics for Well-Being" held on Apr 9! >> Here's the idea list which Panasonic was going to exhibit at SXSW 2020. * All introduced products here are under development. パナソニックがSXSW 2020に出展予定だったアイデアの一覧です。（ここで紹介の製品はすべて開発中のものです） A...
We couldn’t miss this retrospective exhibition about the father of Video Art and one of the main references in the history of art for Audiovisual experimentation.
More than 200 artworks ranging from TV screens, to robots, video walls and immersive installations. A must-go event meticulously curated by the Tate to give insight into the work of this game-changing artist and researcher.
The first thing that strikes in Paik’s work is his playfulness. No matter what device he uses, the outcome is always lighthearted and pervaded by a witty sense of humor.
His personal relationship with technology has always featured curiosity and optimism. In TV Garden he creates a surreal immersive environment where TV screens and plants aesthetically coexist harmoniously, although weirdly.
His attitude shows a deep connection with Buddhist philosophy. TV Buddha clearly states this. With Buddha watching the TV and watching himself at the same time, he helps us to realise that our body merges with the nature in the same way it merges with technology. One is all and all is one.
Paik embraces chaos and technology all together in his Zen driven artistic experimentation. In his Robots, wires, pins, knobs, every component is well exposed in his fascinating ironic mess. Paik’s playful approach intends to humanize technology bringing it closer to the people, easier to grasp and easier to intervene.
Paik manipulates analog technology not only for aesthetic purposes but also as a political act. His anarchist artistic experimentation counteracts the consumerism driven by the mass manipulation through the TV.
Audiovisual City top picks of Paik’s expo are undoubtedly the two spectacularly immersive installations: Video Wall and Sistine Chapel.
Video Wall is a mesmerizing live collage of multiple video feeds. It strongly communicates the instability of perception and lack of focus in the mass media world.
Our eyes restlessly bounce within the video space from one feed to the other. Only after thorough observation we realize each image is linked up with its surrounding revealing the artistic and rhythmic pattern of the artwork. Only going through these steps we manage to embrace the multiple inputs as one video totem.
The Sistine Chapel is a stunningly sumptuous Audiovisual feast. It’s a large-scale installation made by 40 video projectors exhibited in plain sight in the centre of the room as if they were musical instruments.
This baroque multi-projection is a pioneering experiment of video mapping. As it’s really hard to focus on the single video feeds, the viewer is lead to appreciate the overall immersive AVscape created by this chaotically symphonic orchestra.
Artistic expression and technological experimentation bound together and filled with Nam June Paik’s refined sense of humor. Art that speaks to everyone that has ears and eyes for it!
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Berlin, January 24 – February 2 2020
CTM’s 21st edition launches with an announcement of new performances, special projects, and commissioned works.
Combining unique productions, concerts, and club nights with a dense daytime programme of talks, discussions, installations, and an exhibition, CTM 2020 proposes multiple entry points into thinking about this year’s Liminal theme.
Liminal phenomena and states are transitional phases in which a familiar order sees its values and symbols destabilised; norms are suspended or turned on their heads. We find ourselves in ambiguous spaces, somewhere between a past that is no longer valid and an ever-becoming future.
TM 2020 will again play out across some of Berlin’s most standout cultural and nightlife venues. For the first time, the festival hosts special projects at Radialsystem V and an immersive listening series at Silent Green’s Betonhalle, while continuing its close relationship with HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berghain, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Festsaal Kreuzberg, and SchwuZ. A limited number of Early-bird Festival Passes are available now.
As always, CTM takes place parallel to and in collaboration with transmediale festival. The jointly organised Vorspiel 2020 Open Call is out now. Vorspiel will again bring together a wide range of Berlin-based artists, initiatives, and venues, hosting a city-wide programme of cultural events.
Octobre 2018, Paris – France
Culturespaces in association with the GoodPlanet foundation, present TERRA MAGNIFICA, an original creation from Yann Arthus-Bertrand for l’Atelier des Lumières.
Kinepolis Group a annoncé lundi 12 novembre avoir signé avec le coréen CJ 4DPLEX afin d’équiper six nouveaux complexes cinématographiques de la technologie 4DX. Celle-ci associe des équipements audio et de projection de haute technologie, avec des effets mécaniques (fauteuils en mouvements) et atmosphériques (vent, pluie, fumée, etc.) Moins d’un an après l’ouverture de ses premières salles 4DX – à Anvers, Bruxelles, Lomme, Madrid et Valence – Kinepolis récidive avec cette technologie qui sera active dans les prochains mois dans trois complexes en Belgique (Kinepolis Hasselt, Gand et Rocourt), un au Luxembourg (Kirchberg), un en France (Kinepolis Nîmes) et un en Espagne (Kinepolis Diversia, Madrid).
La fumée n’est pas interdite dans les salles 4DX
Créée en 2009, la technologie 4DX s’est rapidement étendue dans le monde entier. À ce jour, elle équipe 573 salles, dans 59 pays et le chiffre des 600 salles devrait être atteint d’ici la fin de l’année.
La capacité en places assises variera entre 88 et 160 sièges. Kinepolis prévoit d’ouvrir ses salles 4DX à Hasselt, Madrid et Rocourt d’ici la fin de cette année. Les trois autres salles ouvriront au cours du premier trimestre 2019.
Les prochaines sorties 4DX au programme sont : « Les animaux fantastiques : Les crimes de Grindelwald” (Nov 14, 2018), « Le Grinch » (Nov 28, 2018) et « Ralph 2.0 » (Déc 12, 2018). Les premières sorties dans les salles 4DX nouvellement annoncées seront « Aquaman » et « Le retour de Mary ».
4DX Kinepolis 4dx-auditorium
Planet Triage Planet Triage is an immersive, projection mapping installation created by Cody Healey-Conelly at the Wageningen University artist in residency program in conjunction with its 100th year anniversary celebration. Using computer-generated imagery, projection, and sculpture, Planet Triage creates a space for dialogue between artists and scientists with the hope of inspiring new ideas and ways to […]
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Le Groupe Ymagis, spécialiste des technologies numériques pour l’industrie du cinéma, et l’intégrateur Chinois Great Ocean annoncent le lancement de la première salle de cinéma en EclairColor HDR (High Dynamic Range) dans la ville de RuiAn avec l’exploitant Bestar Cinemas. Au sein du tout nouveau multiplexe de Bestar Cinemas, la technologie EclairColor est au cœur du dispositif Premium Large Format (PLF) baptisé « STARX » et qui est équipé d’un écran de 22 mètres de base, de 600 fauteuils et d’un système de projection quad SRX-R515QS de chez Sony Digital Cinema.
« Nous sommes particulièrement heureux de pouvoir présenter pour la toute première fois en Chine cette nouvelle technologie HDR, au sein de notre nouveau multiplexe, situé dans le centre commercial Wuyue à RuiAn« , commente Jiang Yuanxin, Directeur Général Adjoint de Shanghai Bestar Cinemas Management Co. « EclairColor combiné à Sony délivre une qualité d’image supérieure qui apporte encore plus d’émotions à l’écran, améliorant ainsi de façon significative le taux de satisfaction de nos spectateurs. Dans le cadre de notre plan de développement, nous souhaitons ouvrir en Chine d’ici 2021, 50 salles STARX PLF équipées de la technologie EclairColor au sein de nos actuels et futurs cinémas. »
Pour Zhang Liang, Directeur Technique de l’intégrateur Chinois Great Ocean, « la collaboration avec les équipes d’EclairColor s’est parfaitement bien déroulée lors de l’installation de notre premier site à RuiAn. La palette de couleurs qu’apporte EclairColor est beaucoup plus riche et les nuances sont très fines permettant d’obtenir à l’écran de vrais couleurs noires, comme cela a été démontré lors de la projection du film Chinois Dying to Survive en EclairColor. Tous les cinémas, quelle que soit la taille des écrans, peuvent s’équiper en EclairColor HDR. Par ailleurs, le système de projection Sony Digital Cinema 4K peut être utilisé par les exploitants pour projeter aussi bien les contenus masterisés en EclairColor que les contenus au format habituel (« DCI »). »
« Nous espérons pouvoir annoncer dans les prochaines semaines de nouvelles installations en EclairColor grâce à notre premier site témoin à RuiAn avec notre partenaire Great Ocean« , déclare Simon Eyriès, Chef de projet EclairColor. « L’arrivée d’EclairColor en Chine est une étape clef pour les cinéastes et les exploitants chinois qui ont désormais accès à une technologie HDR disponible, efficace et économique. A cette occasion, Eclair (le pôle d’activités contenus du Groupe Ymagis) a produit le premier DCP EclairColor d’un long-métrage produit et filmé en Chine Dying to Survive, réalisé par Wen Muye«
Jocelyn Bouyssy, le directeur général du groupe CGR – premier circuit cinématographique en France avec 73 cinémas – a inauguré le 20 juin dernier en présence de nombreux invités le nouveau complexe cinéma du groupe CGR à la Porte des Lilas à Paris. Un cinéma de 7 salles rebaptisé CGR Paris Lilas, suite au rachat du groupe Cap’Ciné en novembre 2017.
Jocelyn Bouyssy, directeur général du groupe CGR à l’inauguration du cinéma Paris Lilas, le 20 juin 2018. © Lionel Ollier
L’ensemble du lieu, entièrement rénové et repensé, dispose d’une salle Premium particulière (la n°4) baptisée ICE (Immersive Cinema Experience) qui se distingue des autres par son côté immersif. C’est la 19ème salle CGR en France à disposer de ce procédé (une exclusivité CGR Cinémas) qui associe qualité visuelle, sonore et confort du spectateur (taille et espacement des sièges inclinables, gradinnage rehaussé…) En plus d’une excellence sonore qui « enveloppe » le spectateur (Dolby Atmos qui met à contribution 53 haut-parleurs dont certains au plafond) et d’une qualité visuelle lumineuse et cristalline (projecteur laser 4K Christie 9P à 60K lumens, 14 pieds-Lambert pour la 2D et 7fL en 3D), la salle dispose de 12 panneaux Led latéraux Philips (technologie LightVibes, propriété de CGR suite à son rachat à Philips) qui prolongent sur les côtés l’environnement sensoriel de l’écran principal et plonge le spectateur dans l’action.
Le cinéma CGR Paris Lilas. ©Lionel Ollier
« Il faut compter 1 million d’euros d’investissement pour une salle ICE LightVibes, explique Jocelyn Bouyssy, Dg du groupe CGR. Luc Besson a été le premier à nous faire confiance sur son film Valérian ; notre laboratoire de post-production à La Rochelle se charge d’incorporer la technologie LightVibes aux copies numériques. Pour des raisons de sécurité, c’est un véritable bunker ; je n’ai moi-même pas le droit d’y pénétrer ! » Depuis la sortie du film de Besson, plusieurs studios américains ont fait confiance à Jocelyn Bouyssy et à son concept ICE LightVibes dont Warner, Sony, Universal, Disney Nature… et prochainement Paramount (en discussion). Un succès qui fait qu’aujourd’hui CGR propose sa technologie à d’autres exploitants sans demander de royalties. A charge pour eux d’adapter leurs salles à ce label et son haut standard de qualité. Certains films diffusés dans la salle ICE ne bénéficient pas du format LightVibes – les spectateurs en sont avertis avant d’acheter leur billet – Ils peuvent malgré tout apprécier les bandes-annonces formatées ainsi. CGR espère pouvoir sortir chaque année une vingtaine de films en immersion sensorielle LightVibes.
Salle ICE LightVibes avec ses panneaux latéraux Led. ©DR
Le spectateur bénéficie d’un accueil ICE privilégié dès le hall du cinéma. Grâce aux fauteuils numérotés, il peut réserver la place de son choix, en ligne ou directement au cinéma. Le prix des billets reste raisonnable pour cette salle premium : 15€ en plein tarif ; 11€ tarif réduit pour les moins de 26 ans ; et 8€ en matinée et pour les enfants toute la journée. Un véritable succès pour CGR qui proposera 7 nouvelles salles ICE d’ici la fin de l’année.
Le vidéo mapping, un nouvel atout pour les arts urbains? Le Hip Hop a été célébré à l’occasion d’une grande rétrospective . . .
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Opened on April 13, Atelier des Lumières, created by Culturespaces, is the very first Digital Art Centre in Paris. The 2,000 sqm venue, a 19th century disused foundry, received a complete make-over to allow the hosting of immersive digital art shows on a monumental scale. Its first exhibition is a fantastic immersive digital experience around Gustav Klimt’s work. It’s a stunning show bringing together monumental projection and music for a new artistic experience. Visitors are completely immersed into the work of the Austrian painter thanks to a massive AV set-up: more than 130 Barco PGWU-62 video-projectors were installed together with 35 Modulo Kinetic media servers by Modulo Pi.
A fine-tuned show with spectacular results : animated images of Klimt’s work are projected on the floor, on the walls (who can reach up to 12m) as well as on the ceiling and other typical elements of the venue, such as the foundry’s former chimney. Images flow in rhythm to the music, and appear perfectly moulded to the Atelier’s architecture.
Faced with the technical challenge of equipping such a venue to achieve a 300 million pixels projection, Culturespaces and Cadmos, the integrator for the project, opted for Modulo Pi’s systems from the project study phase.
Relying on his experience with the Carrières de Lumières based in Les Baux-de-Provence, South of France, Augustin de Cointet de Fillain, Multimedia Project Director at Culturespeaces, explains: “We initiated this type of exhibition in 2012 in Les Baux-de-Provence. This was achieved with a lighter AV system since the remarkable venue was already doing the show. However, we quickly realized that we would need a system with much higher potential and stability.”
Roman Hatala, Cadmos’ Director, further adds: “When Culturespaces told us about Atelier des Lumières, opting for Modulo Pi’s systems was evident as they are the most effective and adaptive systems on the market. We wouldn’t have done this project without it.”
After choosing video-projectors with higher resolution for better image quality, the teams of Culturespaces decided to rely upon Modulo Pi’s solutions to better answer their requirements for Atelier des Lumières, but also for their upcoming installations in France and abroad: “We are dealing with installations based on 90 to 130 video-projectors, which is huge. Therefore, we needed a reliable, comprehensive and powerful system that would allow us to work from site to site.”
For its first exhibition, Atelier des Lumières offers a three-part work around paintings of Gustav Klimt, the vision of the artistic director, and the former foundry now hosting the Atelier. “The exhibition is tailor made to the venue”, explains Augustin de Cointet de Fillain.
It’s as much creation as it is staging, with a certain complexity due to the perspectives and different depth levels in the venue. In this context, you need a really flexible operating system.”
The 35 units of Modulo Kinetic showed their efficiency at every stage of the project. Augustin de Cointet de Fillain provides more details about the crucial role played by Modulo Pi’s media servers prior to setting up : “We load a 3D plan of the venue, fill in the type of video-projector we’ll be using and what we want for each wall in terms of image pixel size and luminosity. Then, the Modulo Kinetic tells us where the VPs should be positioned, what the image distortion will be, the luminosity rendering on each area… Once this simulation phase is done on Modulo Kinetic, we move on to the venue.”
When at the venue, the installation and fine-tuning stages – central to the immersive effect – are done so as to give the impression of projecting one single image over the whole surface. Among other things, Modulo Kinetic helped handle the overlaps and soft edges, and made warping easy with the Xmap mode. The result was a seamless projection over the entire show surface.
Installation and fine-tuning had to be done within a limited time frame as Roman Hatala explains: “The audiovisual work comes at the very end. That was a real challenge to have everything set up and adjusted while the renovation work of the venue was still going on.” In this context, the features offered by Modulo Kinetic, allowing several users to work on settings at the same time, was key: “Modulo Kinetic allows shared and mutualized work on geometry. It helped us save a great deal of time by having someone working on a wall on one side, a second person on another side, and a third person working on the floor. To achieve all the fine-tuning in a shortened time, that was a real advantage.”
Once the set-up was over, Modulo Kinetic was then used as a show controller to handle and sequence all media that are part of the show: videos, music, images,… “That is the true force of Modulo Kinetic. It’s a comprehensive system in which anything can be centralized and controlled: videos, lights, sound, and interactive lasers”, comments Augustin de Cointet de Fillain. “Without Modulo Kinetic, we would have had no choice but to manage a string of not very reliable different systems, multiplying the overall system’s fragilities. We needed a super stable system with full and permanent control. We cannot afford to have a huge black wall.”
To make everyday management and maintenance easier, Modulo Kinetic comes with an app that handles the shows through pre-programmed loops, while also giving regular feedbacks ensuring the overall AV system is operating accurately at all times.
The show control and remote maintenance system was programmed by Cadmos’ teams, who have been working with Modulo Pi’s media servers for several years: “Modulo Pi was the best choice for this project. Their systems bring reliability, scalability and an image quality that cannot be reach with any other system”, explains Roman Hatala. “In our museum and contemporary art projects, Modulo Pi’s media servers allow us to work with Apple ProRes or uncompressed contents for better image quality. We also enjoy the capability of integrating custom show control and management options so that our clients can benefit from fully controllable and autonomous systems.”
To pursue its mission of bringing to the public a new way to discover Art, Culturespaces is currently working on the launch of new immersive art exhibitions in the United States and Korea.
These new large-scale projects will also rely upon Modulo Kinetic for the simulation, set-up, show control and maintenance operations. “We were looking for a reliable partner for our upcoming projects, and it will be Modulo Pi”, states Augustin de Cointet de Fillain. “We confirmed that choice due to our requirements in terms of reliability, but also because these systems allow us to anticipate and transpose the creation of our upcoming exhibitions.”
An anticipation made possible thanks to a vignette system that enables to export and work with low definition versions of the media involved in each show. “It helps us anticipate future creations which is very important. This way, we don’t have to close our venues for too long. That gives us a very enjoyable anticipation base.”