Exhibition / Music / Performance / Augmented Reality
Friday, 30.08.2019, Opening with performance 7 pm – 11 pm // Exhibition, Performance and Open Studio friday 30.08.2019 to sunday 01.09.2019 // detailed infos on FB //Kunstquartier Bethanien, Studio 1, Mariannenplatz 2, 10997 Berlin
The artists‘ collective HYBRID SCULPTORS shows with „Outside the Inner Eye“ at Studio1 / Kunstquartier Bethanien, a program consisting of an exhibition, a performance and an active room installation. HYBRID SCULPTORS include spatial painting and drawing, sculpture, music and performance art into their art works in order to expand reality and our modes of perception. The collective is searching for a creative equilibrium of digital and real body with the use of motion-capturing, scanning and rendering.
The color information of surfaces, bodies and objects, such as faces, paintings, color palettes, garments are „peeled“/scanned live with the 3D augmented reality tool „Potator“ (developed by Keez Duyves). The scanned surfaces serve as material for virtual brushstrokes and colored surfaces, which are painted „into the room“ and combined with physically real or traditional artistic media. The result is hybrid sculptures.
By means of projections and tablets, visitors can explore the invisible parts of the works of the exhibition and the active room installation. Within the framework of the performances, hybrid sculptures will be created in front of the eyes of the public. All visitors are invited to a session at the Open Studio in order to become active themselves, accompanied by the artists, for using this open, digital medium for their own experiments.
The program of „Outside the Inner Eye“ by the HYBRID SCULPTORS is a research area for extended modes of perception and shows completely new possibilities for the production of reality.
THE ARTIST COLLECTIVE HYBRID SCULPTORS: „We are Hybrid Sculptors. We produce sculptures and spatial drawings. We write a poem into space like a body. Free of resistances, the virtual reality of thoughts and digital simulations appear, but the more resistant thing seem to be the physical reality. We put these forms in direct relation to each other in order to understand what really is, or what can really be. Hybrid sculptures are not found in a virtual reality, but have a virtual ratio. Hybrid sculptures are part of an augmented physical reality in a place where we can meet like we are used to.“
HYBRID SCULPTORS are: THOMAS BRATZKE AKA ZASD / sculpture, performance art, KEEZ DUYVES (PIPS:lab) / media Art, performance art, MICHAEL HAVES / music, sound design, RICHARD KOCH / trumpet, guest: WILLEM WEEMHOF / Live-Camera
Supported by the Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa des Landes Berlin, in cooperation with Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Artistic direction: Thomas Bratzke, Production Management: Melina Gerstemann, Camera of the pre-production: Roman Pernack, Video editing / video mix: Raúl Zropf, Augmented Reality Assistant: Sjoerd van Acker, Graphic: Tobias EulerAugmented Reality Assistant: Sjoerd van Acker