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There will be three opportunities to see the work:
May 16th at 18:00 @ Palais J
May 18th at 12:00 @ Palais J
May 20th at 16:00 @ Palais J
Singing Sand 2.0 is currently touring with Ars Electronica’s project Immersify, here are the dates for 2019:
SES Industry Days 2019 (May, Luxembourg)
Ars Electronica Festival 2019 (Sept 5-9, Linz) – Official World Premiere of 3D stereoscopic 8K version
IBC – International Broadcasting Convention (Sept 13-17, Amsterdam)
Inter BEE (Nov, Tokyo)
Many thanks to Ars Electronica’s FutureLab that made the upgrade of Singing Sand to 3D stereoscopic 8K version possible – as part of project Immersify. Many thanks also to Spin Digital that developed and provided high quality codecs and playback solution. Many thanks also to Flucoma who provided RAID SSD disk that made my life during post processing stage a lot easier! And of course many thanks to everyone who helped and supported the implementation of version 1: My dearest mentors Alex Harker and Pierre Alexandre Tremblay, CeReNeM | Centre for Research in New Music and Slovenian Ministry of Culture.
Spend the last week composing lights with Elias Merino at Teatro Laboral for our upcoming world premiere of Synspecies performance at LEV Festival. We just came from a soundcheck, couldn’t be more satisfied with the result, the gig is tomorrow (Friday 3.5. at 22:40), tickets are sold out, and yes, I am nervous already! Many thanks to Festival LEV for making this residency possible!
Recently I’ve started a collaboration with Ars Electronica’s FutureLab on their project Immersify.
My job is to create a stereoscopic (3D) version of my audiovisual piece Singing Sand and I’ve spent last few days in Deep Space 8K at Ars Electronica Center infront of 16×9 meters wall and 16×9 meters floor projections, setting up 3D parameters for my visuals. This process was a crazy awesome experience! I felt like a small child, completely amazed by the 3D effect, trying to grab the objects that stretched all the way to my nose! Goosebumps all over! With such abstract visual material the 3D effect can be really stunning…and I guess the size helps:)
The piece needs to be in 8K resolution and run at 60FPS (for each eye, wall and floor). Spin Digatal, which are a part of Immersify team, are developing a new codec for these gigantic resolutions that will deliver high quality and “small” file sizes and my visual material perfectly fits the purpose. As I’ve learned in last years, encoding tiny pixels and tiny pixels with tiny amount of blur is a nightmare…even with high-quality codecs! So yeah we did some first tests and things look awesome!
The stereoscopic version of Singing Sand will go on tour with Immersify project in 2019 and 2020. More info soon!
Looking forward to perform Capillaries Capillaries at NODE Festival!
Honoured to receive such a well made media coverage by Andrej Tomažin on our national television RTV SLO 1! In the video clip you can find some information about my work, about recent EDIGMA SEMIBREVE AWARD that we got for installation Spaceless Latitudes (as SYNSPECIES – project with Elías Merino) and also some footage of Singing Sand from Deep Space 8K at Ars Electronica Festival.
We are honoured that Arcadi, a public institution for cultural cooperation created at the initiative of the Île-de-France Region, decided to support our project! Part of the support is also an invitation to the next Paris Biennale of Digital Arts called biennale NEMO that will take place between 2019 and 2020!
Tadej Droljc je navkljub zaprti dramaturgiji, ki jo zahteva organizacija takšnega dogodka, izvajal prometejsko osebno obliko (Personal Form – Perform – Performans). Bralcu komentarja bi rad vsaj za nekaj trenutkov proizvedel vsaj trenutek, iz katerega je razvidno, da smo prisostvovali oblikovanju kozmičnega prostora, ki nam je s svojim “morfiranjem” pred nami oblikoval bazičen občutek rojstva materije. S svojimi parametri je vplival na to, kako kozmično materialnost vidimo. Naj te spomnim, bralec, kar že veš: elektronski val je tudi materija! Tega res ne smemo nikoli pozabiti. V umetniškem učljivem stroju smo lahko prepoznali zakonitosti, ki nam s svojo ponovljivostjo in vztrajnostjo omogočijo nepričakovano vizualzacijo. Techno poesis! Vsaj tako lep, kot je pesem Dragotina Ketteja Na molu San Carlo!
Installation Spaceless Latitudes by Synspecies (myself & Elias Merino) was shortlisted for the Lumen Prize in category Moving Image! The winners will be announced on September 27th at the Frontline Club in London.