Xenorama

ARTIST’S STATEMENT

We already participated at last years edition of the INTERFERENCE Festival in Tunis and where overwhelmed by the atmosphere and potential of the festival. Through our diverse interests and backgrounds we are always curious and open for international collaborations and influences and hope to help to establish and foster intercultural exchange through the means of art, technology and light.

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XENORAMA ATTYÉF AL‘MEDINA. INTERFERENCE Tunis 2016. Photo Xenorama (13)
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Photos: Xenorama.

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ARTISTIC APPROACH

We are united by the fascination to use technology to create magic. We combine expertise in the fields of design, animation, programming, sound design and composition and specialize in immersive experiences, interactive installations and light projection shows.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017 | GOLDSTADT250 | Pforzheim (de)
2016 | LUMEN Prize | London (uk)
2016 | INTERFERENCE |Tunis (tn)
2016 | PLATINE FESTIVAL | Cologne (de)
2016 | FIMG | Girona (es)
2016 | LUMINALE | Frankfurt (de)
2015 | GLOBALE | Karlruhe (de)
2015 | MUTEK_IMG | Montreal (ca)
2015 | QUARKS FESTIVAL | Goa (in)
2014 | GENIUS LOCI FESTIVAL | Weimar (de)

Moritz Janis Richartz | DEVELOPMENT
Up to present | Art Director at Xenorama | Germany (de)
2015 | Bachelor Digital Media | Bremen (de)
1985 | Born
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Marcel Bückner | DEVELOPMENT
Up to present | Art Director at Xenorama | Germany (de)
Up to present | Master Audio-Visual Application Design | Potsdam (de)
2015 | Bachelor Media Engineering | Düsseldorf (de)
1987 | Born
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Lorenz Potthast | DEVELOPMENT
Up to present | Art Director at Xenorama | Germany (de)
Up to present | Master of Digital Media at the HfK | Bremen (de)
2015 | Multimedia Centre Coordinator at the BAT Centre in Durban | South Africa (za)
2014 | Bachelor Degree in Integrated Design at the University of Arts | Bremen (de)
1990 | Born
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Tim Georg Heinze | DEVELOPMENT
Up to present | Sound designer at Xenorama | Germany (de)
Since 2000 | Professional activity as an interdisciplinary artist
1985 | Born
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Richard Leroy Oeckel | DEVELOPMENT
Up to present | Composer at Xenorama | Germany (de)
Up to present | Bachelor Physical Engineering | Berlin (de)
At an early age | Courses at Hanns-Eisler-Institute of the UdK | Berlin (de)
Age of 6 | He starts playing the piano
1991 | Born
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Ingo Wendt

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Photos: Sara Foerster, Daniel Hausig, Sabina von Kessel.

ARTISTIC APPROACH
Ingo Wendt’s artistic bearings are light art, architecture, and kinesis. He gets his inspiration from cultural realities, natural and urban landscapes as well as from architecture and historical places. His artworks, which often have a highly playful character, create beautiful atmospheres wherein colors become almost tactile matters. Even though this might not be his main focus, his interventions in public spaces have rarely failed to improve people’s ability to better value the urban and architectural environments they live in.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2016 | INTERFERENCE | Tunis (tn)
2016 | SWITCH c/o Center for International Light Art | Unna (de)
2015 | LICHTUNGEN | Hildesheim (de)
2014 | Light_Act_Project | Saarbrücken (de)

DEVELOPMENT
Since 2010 | Head of the Light Lab at HBKsaar | Saarbruecken (de)
Since 2008 | Assistant Professor at HBKsaar | Saarbruecken (de)
2007 | Degree in Fine Arts | Fine Arts College | Saarbruecken (de)
2004 | Degree in Product Design | Saarbruecken (de)
1994 | Craftmanship as Carpenter | Ludwigshafen (de)
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LINKS
INGO WENDT | Web
HBKsaar | Atelier Daniel Hausig

Kurt Laurenz Theinert

ARTIST’S STATEMENT

Beauty, in my eyes, is highly underestimated in the arts nowadays. Beyond, above or wherever content and messages there is a wide field of joy through beauty that everybody enjoys no matter what age, what cultural background or what education we have. This uniting power is very often neglected and covered by messages and narrative content. In my work i try to explore this power conected to the aspects of light.

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Photos: Kurt Laurenz Theinert

ARTISTIC APPROACH
The individual perception is the starting point for my light art works. To have it as pure as possible I try to avoid any narrative content. Aspects of everyday perception become aware by the changes in time and people can enjoy the perception of their own perception.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2016 | INTERFERENCE | Tunis
2016 | Space Unfolding | Audiovisual improvisation environment, with the vocal ensemble Trondheim Voices and Asle Karstad, whitebox | München (de)
2014 | SWR Young Classix | Stuttgart (de)
2014 | Wall of light and sound | Mannheim (de)
2014 |LICHTUNGEN| Hildesheim (de)
2013 | Visual piano , Talllinn light Biennale| Talllinn (Estonia)
2013 | Sound and light | Galerie AbtArt, light | soundperformance with Wolfgang Dauner, Piano | Stuttgart (de)
2013 | Recode Revolution, Kunstmuseum Luzern in cooperation |
2011 | Bring to Light | Improvisationen Licht | Klangperformance (with Ursula Scherrer, Tony Buck, Dennis Delzotto, Kato Hideki, Shelley Hirsch, Hahn Rowe, David Watson) | New York City / NY (us)
2011  | Live Cinema | Improvisationen Licht | Klangperformance | Sao Paolo (br)
2010 | Zeitfenster | Fotosommer| Award Show | Stuttgart (de)
2009 | Smartlight Licht | Klangperformance (with Axel Hanfreich) | Sydney (au)
2008 | Glow | Hammerhaus | Audiovisuelle live performance (with Axel Hanfreich) | Eindhoven (nl)
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DEVELOPMENT
2008-2011 | Experimental Design | FolkwangHochschule | Essen (de)
2009 | LightLab | Design Academy | Eindhoven (nl)
2006 | Production of content | HdK Burg Giebichenstein | Halle (de)
2001 | Professor at the State Academy of Fine Arts | Stuttgart (de)
1985-1992 | Studies at the State Academy of Fine Arts | Stuttgart (de)
1963 | Born
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LINKS

KURT LAURENZ THEINERT | Web
KURT LAURENZ THEINERT | Performances
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Robert Sochacki

ARTIST’S STATEMENT

I need to experience the world and communicate with people to create my artworks, that are usually set up in public spaces. My aim is to give way to the places and people that will interfere and communicate and give their own meaning to my art.
SEE Djerba is a project that works perfectly for me – it will give me the unique experience of living and working in a different cultural environment and I will have a chance to contribute my work and art to the local community.
I think it is also important to see this project in a complex sociological and political perspective; as an artist from Poland it is important for me to show values essential not only in art but also in life – freedom and tolerance.

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Cinema wall, old cinema in Houmt souk

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Photos: Amor Ben Rhouma,Robert Sochacki.

ARTISTIC APPROACH
Robert Sochacki has been related to painting since his early days as a student of the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk, later as a set designer in a theatre and finally as a video performer / interactive artist. Nowadays he is a fellow in the painting department of Gdańsk’s Academy, and he finishes working on his PhD concerning art in public spaces. His projects were supported by polish Ministry of Culture and National Hertiage. He calls his works ”video paintings” and usually presents them as large-format projections. His video arts were showed and awarded multiple times – from independent art galleries, throughout many art shows in Poland and around the World, up to music and street art festivals. His paintings, installations and prints are usually a complex and multi-layered story about the world around.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2016| Altonale Festival | Hamburg (de)
2016| Loophole- Film Intervention – INTERFERENCE Light Art Project | Tunis (tn)
2015| Tauron Nowa Muzyka Festival- intervention in public space| Katowice (pl)
2014| Endless Summer – a list of the Geisha | MiTo | Warsaw (pl)
2013| Orchestra in (projection installation ) | Lichtrouten festival | Luedenscheid (de)
2013| One night (video installation) | Noche en Blanco Festival | Lima (per)
2012| Night in the Old Cinema (interventions in public space) | Salon Batycki | Gdynia (pl)
2011| Crystal Palace (projection on the palace’s facade) | Farbfest, Bauhaus | Dessau (de)
2010| Workshop at Narracje Lost And Found – Installations and Interventions in Public Space| Gdańsk (pl)
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SELECTED AWARDS
Robert Sochacki’s video arts were showed and awarded multiple times – from independent art galleries, throughout many art shows in Poland and around the World, up to music and street art festivals.
2013| The Audience Award, third place | Festival Lichtrouten Luedenscheid | Luedenscheid (de)
1998| The Town of Gynia Major’s Award in Theatre for: scenographical debut | Gynia (pl)

DEVELOPMENT
1991-1997| Studies in Arts | Academy of Fine Arts | Gdańsk (pl)
1971| Born | Gdańsk (pl)

LINKS

ROBERT SOCHACKI | Web

Ursula Scherrer

ARTIST’S STATEMENT

An image distorted in space and time – visceral, sculptural, three dimensional, spatial, dynamic, subtle, fragile, poetic. I am looking for ways to express my inner landscape in the outside world. My work is less about what one sees then about the feeling that it leaves behind. My aesthetic training began with dance, transitioned to choreography and expanded to photography, video, text, mixed media and performance art.

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Photos: Ursula Scherrer, Baya Ben Ammar.

ARTISTIC APPROACH
Ursula Scherrer is a Swiss artist established in the US. Her aesthetic training began with dance, transitioned to choreography and expanded to photography, video, text and mixed media. She is attracted by the ephemeral nature of past experiences as well as by the ways present times can be interpreted through the artistic media.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017 | Sofia Underground Performance Art Festival | Sofia (bulgaria)
2016 | INTERFERENCE | Tunis
2015 | Roulette | New York
2014 | Guongzhou LIve | China
2013 | Klangraum Krems | Austria
2012 | Seoul Square LED wall | Seoul (Korea)
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Ursula Scherrer | DEVELOPEMENT
Since 1999| Participation in international festivals of visual art, multimedia and light art, mainly in Switzerland, Germany and the United States
Since 1997| Photo, video, multimedia production, mainly in Europe and the United States
Since 1997| Exhibition activities | Worldwide
2006-2007| Curatorial activities | New York (usa)
2001-2004| Dance collaborations for video and live performances | New York (us) / Baden (ch) / Tallin (ee)
1989-1992| Creation of choreographic works | New York (usa)
1988-1996| further studies in Modern Dance (Merce Cunningham, Martha Graham and Jennifer Muller) | New York (usa)
1988-1991| Dance Composition with Nurit Cohen | New York (usa)
1983-1988| Dance education in Ballet, Folk Dance, Modern Dance, Jazz Dance and Fencing | Theatertanzschule St. Gallen (ch)
Born | Schaffhausen (ch)

RaumZeitPiraten

ARTIST’S STATEMENT

The term public space sounds like an unfulfilled promise. Restrictive forces seem to work against what could be a sphere of interaction and free communication for a community and all its inhabitants. We just do not know what the public and its places are capable of, that’s why we want to interact and learn about.

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RaumzeitPiraten. Khayál. INTERFERENCE Tunis 2016. Photo RaumZeitPiraten (4)
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Photos: RaumZeitPiraten.

ARTISTIC APPROACH

RaumZeitPiraten (Tobias Daemgen, Jan Ehlen, Moritz Ellerich) are a space and time bending artists collective. Since 2007 they create site-specific, performative installations as ephemeral models of imperfect mensch-maschine counter worlds questioning calculated realities, scientific accurateness and anorganic, machine dominated behaviour. With custom-built opto-acoustic instruments they are misusing and remixing ancient and up-to-date auditive and visual technologies for heterogeneous, organically improvised light and sound architectures. Their activities are aimed at playful, experimental connections of sound, image, object, space and time to an alternately-self-expanding-multimedia-performance-surround-spaceship-laboratory-travel to somewhere between science and fiction.
 SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2017 | Media Art Festival Rome, Italy
2017 | LichtLabor, Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld, Germany
2017 | SPECTRA Aberdeen´s Festival of Light, Aberdeen, Scotland
2017 | Lichtcampus, Hildesheim, Germany
2016 | International Light Art Project Tunis, Tunisia
2016 | PlanetB, NRW Forum Düsseldorf, Germany
2016 | Scope Session #51, Berlin, Germany
2015 | CrossArtFestival, Erarta Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
2015 | Int. Digital Art Festival, National Academy of Art Sofia, Bulgaria
2015 | Strictly Analog #3, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2015 | EMAF, Osnabrück, Germany
2014 | Urban Lights Ruhr, Hamm, Germany
2014 | KIBLIX, Maribor, Slovenia
2014 | Сад Осьминога, Volgograd, Russia
2014 | Luminale, Frankfurt, Germany
2013 | FINE SOUND keine medienkunst, das weisse Haus, Wien, Austria
2013 | LichtLabor, Museum Kunstpalast Düsseldorf, Germany
2013 | Cyberleiber Theaterfestival, Schauspielhaus Dortmund, Germany

2013 | Fantoche Royal 11, Baden, Switzerland

AWARDS / SCHOLARSHIPS
2017 | Media Art Festival Rome award
2016-2017 | scholarship “DestillatWuppertal”, Bergischer Kulturfonds
2016 | BangaloREsidency, Goethe Institut Bangalore, India
2015-2016 | scholarship “ElektroMistel”, Bergischer Kulturfonds
2014 | scholarship, Maschinenhaus Essen
2012-2015 | studio grant, Koelnischer Kunstverein
2013 | work grant, Stiftung Kunstfonds Bonn
2012 | project grant “Licht-Klang-Brücke”, Kunststiftung NRW
2011 | Artaward, Baustelle Schaustelle, Essen
2011 | project grant “Licht-Klang-Rhizom”, Kunststiftung NRW

2010 | project grant “Licht-Parasiten”, Kunststiftung NRW

LINKS

RaumZeitPiraten | web
RaumZeitPiraten | Vimeo

joeressen+kessner

ARTIST’S STATEMENT | After See Djerba

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Fondouk Ben Ghorbel (caravansérail in french or Karawanserei in German) was found in the 17th. Like many other fondouks in Houmt Souk Djerba, Fondouk Ben Ghorbel was a historical monument that served as a meeting point for commercial exchange and hosting sellers and traders who would gather from different countries, cultures and religions in order to sell, buy and exchange commodity from each other. Nowadays the place kept its initial shape and state which is essentially in the spirit of the “caravansérail”; a commercial structure for sellers.

ARTIST’S STATEMENT

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Photos: joeressen+kessner.

ARTISTIC APPROACH
Eva-Maria Joeressen and Klaus Kessner focus on transmedia interventions. They collect and analyze light and sound, spatial and temporal qualities of a chosen space. Reflecting on the dynamics of appearance and semantics, they contrast their findings with cultural-historical observations and associations. In their artistic research, they engender frameworks for audiovisual compositions and process them as a kind of digital archives. Their works are based on audio and visual instructions for a computer. Projected into an architectural environment, they engender a performative interplay of the artistic archive and the found space.

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Photos: Sara Foerster, joeressen+kessner, Claus Langer.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2016 | INTERFERENCE | Tunis (tun)
2015 | LICHTUNGEN | Hildesheim (de)
2014 | Mittelrhein Museum | Koblenz (de)
2010 | RUHR.2010 – Opening of European Culture Capital at Zeche Zollverein | Essen (de)
2008 | GLOW | Eindhoven (nl)
2001 | Museum for Applied Art (MAKK) | Cologne (de)
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Eva-Maria Joeressen | DEVELOPMENT
Since 1998 | Professor of Theory of Perception and Composition | Peter Behrens School of Arts | Duesseldorf (de)
Since 1985 | Regular exhibition activity with installations and interventions | Germany
1985 | Masters’ student of Timm Ullrichs | Art Academy | Muenster (de)
1956 | Born
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Klaus Kessner | DEVELOPMENT
Since 1992 | Regular performing activities with electronic audio-visual compositions
Studies in Music, Musicology and German language
1957 | Born
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LINKS
joeressen+kessner | Website
joeressen+kessner | Vimeo

Annika Hippler

ARTIST’S STATEMENT

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Photos: Kuno Seltmann, Ingo Gerken, Raimund Zakowski, Johannes Vogt.

ARTISTIC APPROACH
In her light installations, Annika Hippler displays light as an ephemeral material as well as a tool for drawing, painting, sculpturing and creating site-specific artworks. Meticulously combining lasers with water and other mediums, subtle coupling and resonances are developed through reverberations, unveiling matter in its purest form, giving shapes and colours a natural poetry. In her luminograms, Annika Hippler records the impact of light on canvas.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2016 | INTERFERENCE | Tunis (tn)
2016 | Rudolf-Scharpf-Galerie, Wilhelm-Hack Museum | Ludwigshafen (de)
2014 | Insanitus Festival | Vilnius (lt)
2013 | Zverev Center of Contemporary Art | Moscow (ru)
2011 | Center for Arts and Media Technologies (ZKM) | Karlsruhe (de)
2010 | Hannover Art Association | Hannover (de)
2006 | Himalaya Arts Museum | Shanghai (cn)
2004 | Musée d’art contemporain | Geneva (ch)

DEVELOPMENT
Since 2003 | Regular exhibition activities, mainly in Europe
2000 – 2007 | Studies in Fine Arts | University of Fine Arts | Braunschweig (de)
1998 – 2000 | Studies in Fine Arts | University of Fine Arts | Berlin (de)
1978 | Born | Berlin (de)

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LINKS

Annika Hippler | Web
Annika Hippler | Vimeo

Hartung + Trenz

 
ARTISITS’ STATEMENT

Although I can’t be physically in Djerba this year due to a health problem I want to be part in this wonderful project which is in my eyes a wonderful opportunity to continue the efforts which started two years ago in Tunis at the Goethe Institute and were followed by Interference in the Medina of Tunis in 2016. I was really deeply touched by the hospitality and openness of the new friends I met at there. For Hartung and Trenz light and text are possibilities to discover and react on unknown places and sites as well to get in contact with the local audience, to share and discuss experiences and hopes.

Let’s continue this dialogue by the means of light!

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Hartung + Trenz. Lorem Ipsum. GENERATOR Trier 2017. Photo Detlef Hartung.
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Photos: Detlef Hartung

ARTISTIC APPROACH
For more than twenty years Detlef Hartung und Georg Trenz have been working with architectural interventions with typography. In their spatial projections, they explore the relationship among text, image, public space, light and sensory perception. With their textual projections they have animated buildings such as churches, theaters and galleries. Their facades or interiors appear to be set in constant transformation due to the interaction of the projected content, the architectural structures and the viewers’ position.
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SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2016 | LUMINALE | Frankfurt (de)
2015 | BLINC | Adelaide (au)
2014 | Public Space | Manchester (uk)
2013 | JERUSALEM LIGHT FESTIVAL | Jerusalem (is)
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ARTISTIC COLLABORATIONS
Since 1994 | Responsive Typographic Interventions | World Wide

Detlef Hartung | DEVELOPMENT
1985-1991 | Studies in Fine Arts | Academy of Fine Arts | Munich (de) |
1979-1984 | Studies in Mechanical Engineering | Technical University | Munich (de)
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Georg Trenz | DEVELOPMENT
1988-1994 | Studies in Fine Arts | Academy of Fine Arts | Munich (de)
1982-1986 | Studies in Graphic Design | Academy of Applied Arts | Munich (de)
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LINKS
Web
Georg Trenz | Wikipedia
Detlef Hartung | Facebook