Operative Performances at LEAP, Berlin

I was invited to participate on Operative Performances at LEAP, Berlin – and had a great time working with Daniel Franke on the piece.
Performative part was done by Brina Stinehelfer and Francesca Romana Ciardi. Event organised by We Are Chop Chop collective. Thanks to Daniel Franke, John McKiernan and Kai Kreuzmüller.

text about piece by Kai Kreuzmueller: A black screen is hung on the wall – or is it actually a canvas? It shines and reflects and one can almost look through it. One might think of Malevich’s black square, positioned in our white cube. Malevich’s masterpiece was hung on the top of a ceiling’s corner facing slightly downwards to the audience, a style which was reserved for russian icons only. If the viewer moves close to the installation, it starts to move, making the screen bend in the upper center. The observer’s eyes can’t focus anymore and the idea of looking at/into something is broken. The emerging image is more a result of movement and less of shapes. Literally having a thin line between human and machine – digital evolution is alter the world, and it is impossible for the individual to keep step with it. Being both present and somewhat unknown, we follow our digital icon of today.

Worlds as fragments upgrade: live visuals for concert in Museum Kampa

Orchestra BERG asked me to make visuals for their concert at Museum Kampa in Prague. As I’m already bored with standard VJing, I did update of my installation “Worlds as fragments” and performed with my little planet.
Great experience for me was working with very talented composer Petr Wajsar, who changed his mind and composed his peace “Ambient no. 1” being inspirited with smooth move of my nano galactic particles. We created the whole dramaturgy of audiovisual sequence together.
Development of parts and code (thanks to my lame skills and flu) ran till the last hours – even so, everything worked fine and nothing fucked up! ;]

HD video: www.vimeo.com/18068959
Ambient no. 1 (composition)
Worlds as fragments (object)
Petr Wajsar (composer)
Peter Vrábel (conductor)
Berg (orchestra)
Prokop Bartoníček (animator, Worlds as fragments) 

4.10. 2010, world premiere
Museum Kampa, Prague (cz)

Petr Wajsar: “Moje nová skladba Ambient Piece No. 1 je zcela odlišná od mých dosavadních děl. Její prostředky totiž sestávají výhradně z arytmických pasáží, založených pouze na kombinaci témbru a dynamických odlišení. Pro tento způsob práce jsem byl inspirován nejen svou touhou po odpočinku od rytmické faktury, ale především nápadem a životní filozofií mého spoluautora Prokopa Bartoníčka, který se podílel na vizuální stránce projektu.”

theater: Ubu se baví

Animations and videos for great play of an excellent theatre Na zabradli:

http://www.nazabradli.cz/repertoar/repertoar/ubu-se-bavi-1/

Hrají: Natália Drabiščáková, Ladislav Hampl, Pavel Liška, Kristina Maděričová, Josef Polášek, Gabriela Pyšná, Marie Spurná, Petr Čtvrtníček, Leoš Noha, Václav Petrmichl
Dramaturgie: Ivana Slámová, Zdeněk Janáček
Scéna: Dáda Němeček
Projekce: Prokop Bartoníček
Kostýmy: Lela Geislerová
Hudební design: MIDILIDI
Režie: Jiří Havelka
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