Digitalisation and technological advances over the past years have fundamentally changed electronic music and video art. They have resulted in new spaces of reception, in which sound can be perceived three-dimensionally and viewers, surrounded by 360-degree video projections, can immerse themselves in works of art. These immersive spaces of experience have provided sound and video artists with entirely new possibilities of expression. The Klangdom at the ZKM represents one of the world’s leading instruments, custom-designed for sound spatialisation. As part of its ISM Hexadome project, the ZKM plans to develop a new immersive audio-visual structure which combines the loudspeaker system of the Klangdom with a hexagonal 360-degree video projection system. In cooperation with the Institute for Sound and Music, the ZKM will select ten international sound and video artists for participation in a residency programme, during which they will develop works that tap the potential of this technically innovative system unlike any other. In order to offer a platform to artists yet unknown to European audiences, the project partners will conduct collaborative research with the international network Norient.
The works will premiere as live performances, after which they will be staged as installations at the Martin Gropius Bau in Berlin, followed by presentations in Montreal, Belfast, London, Karlsruhe, Dresden and Hamburg.
Artistic director: Nicholas Brown Meehan
Project team: Marie-Kristin Meier, Ben Fawkes, Brendan Power, Annika Weyhrich
Cooperation partners: ZKM – Centre for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Pfadfinderei, Berliner Festspiele, Norient – Network for Local and Global Sounds and Media Culture
Additional Venues and Dates:
ELEKTRA International Digital Art Biennial, ZKM – Centre for Art and Media, International Summer Festival at Kampnagel: spring 2018