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Dutch Artists Featured at Gray Area Festival

Peter Van Hoesen and Heleen Blanken, Gropius Bau, Berlin 2018

@ Photo credit: Udo Siegfriedt

Thu, Jul 25 - Sun, Aug 4  2019

Pier 70 San Francisco

The Dutch are well represented at this year’s Gray Area Festival in San Francisco.

Dutch artist Rosa Menkman brings her VR experience to the festival and performs on July 26 at 2:55 PM.

The ISM Hexadome has been selected to travel to San Francisco as part of the “Wunderbar Together” initiative, celebrating a year of German – American friendship. There are Dutch artists featured however, namely Peter van Hoesen with Heleen Blanken. and Tarik Barri.

Peter Van Hoesen & Heleen Blanken: ADAPTIVE ENQUIRY No. 1
This work focuses on the cause and effect of resonance. It deals with the friction between two elements, searching for the observable space in between. The visual part of this work will be created in close collaboration with the Institute for Geosciences at the Utrecht University. See their work daily at 10 PM and on Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28 also at 5 PM.

Tarik Barri & Thom Yorke: CITY RATS. Tarik Barri collaborates with Radiohead‘s Thom Yorke. Tarik Barri presents a composition created in collaboration with Thom Yorke. Inside the virtual 3D universe of Barri’s self-programmed “Versum” software, all that is heard can be seen, and all that is seen may be heard. Looped and distorted video fragments of Yorke’s singing are scattered all around, forming, moving, and changing patterns. Twitching and pulsating, they fill the space with unfamiliar sounds and sights.

The audience is taken on a flight exploring this universe in audiovisual surround, as their path determines the melodies and atmospheres they will encounter. The experience combines elements of music and cinema, but at its core is a different entity altogether.


About the ISM Hexadome

The ISM Hexadome is an immersive 360° audiovisual installation combining cutting-edge art and technology. It is the first step in the Institute for Sound & Music’s initiative to build a museum in recognition of sound, immersive arts, and electronic music culture. The ‘Klangdom’, an advanced multi-channel speaker configuration created by ZKM | Institute for Music and Acoustics is hosted within with a visual projection architecture designed by digital media studio, Pfadfinderei. The Klangdom utilizes 3D spatialization software Zirkonium developed by ZKM | Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, Germany and Panoramix developed by IRCAM’s STMS research lab in Paris, France.

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