Description of the artwork:
„Preliminary Conversations in Augmented Aether” is developed by Claudia Schmitz & Nicola L. Hein in collaboration with CINETic & Augmented Space Agency: Ciprian Făcăeru, Sabin Serban, Florin Dumitru, Dan Făcăeru
It consists of an audiovisual real-time composition that springs from Hein’s and Schmitz’s long term and globally touring audiovisual projects such as UnStumm, Station and many more. In this project Hein and Schmitz are collaboration with 3 other exceptional artists working in sound and moving image in a telematic performance, connecting artists from Romania/USA, Mexico and Germany at the same time.
The audience will see and hear the recorded performance of the artists in an Augmented Realty, using the provided headphones and smartphones as AR glasses.
The participating artists are:
Claudia Schmitz – live moving image onto sculpture
Nicola L. Hein – guitar, electronics
Constantin Basica – synth, electronics
Alexander Bruck – Viola
Elena Pardo – cine performance, 16mm
Project credits: Nicola L. Hein and Claudia Schmitz
Bio: Nicola L. Hein | Germany:
Nicola L. Hein is a guitarist, sound artist, composer and researcher in music and aesthetics. He plays the guitar with physical and electronic extensions, aiming to transcend existing sonic paradigms. As a sound artist and composer, he works with sound installations, instrument building, conceptual composition and integrates philosophical theories into his artistic practice. Inter-media works with video art, dance, literature and other art forms constitute another focus of his practice. With the support of the Goethe Institute and many other institutions, his artworks have been realized in more than 30 countries worldwide. He worked with many of the world’s most established musicians in the field of improvised music. Furthermore, he works as a researcher in the field of aesthetics, gives lectures at different institutions around the world and, following an invitation of Prof. George E. Lewis, has been a „visiting scholar” at the music department of Columbia University in New York.
Bio: Claudia Schmitz | Germany:
“My work starts where the media intersect. I am not interested in the modernity of technology as such but in its capacities for creating new imaginary dimensions.”
As an international timebased media artist, Claudia Schmitz explores boundaries: Limits of perception, real and imagined barriers, liquid processes, body discourses. She explores paradigms of media translation – as a solo artist and in collaborative projects. She uses sculpture (pneumatic, paper, artist books…), multidimensional drawing, moving image, and food to explore new forms of sound, space and experience.
internationally active artist and educator – numerous awards, grants, support – present in international public and private collections
By passing through temporary stages, by discarding and re-inventing themselves, her pieces explore oscillating stages of being and non-being, of existence inside and outside the image. Relying on the spectators to trigger them, many of her pieces discuss the extent and possibilities of participation.
UNATC Garden Bucharest | part of ARS ELECTRONICA FESTIVAL 2020
In an empty nature lot in the middle of Bucharest in Distant Art, works developed during lockdown by students of Interactive Technologies for Performing and Media Arts, and Art of Game Design are exhibited in the Ars Electronica Festival 2020.
UNATC Garden Bucharest Youtube Channel: https://cinetic.arthttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_H8vS0mUUeKsLv7Tkw4AbAs.ro/evenimente/re…
UNATC Garden also presents the results of the online collaboration between five international artists, virtually gathered in CINETic Residencies, active in interactive art and CINETic Centre researchers and artists.
CINETic Centre opens for online collaborations with artists working with interactive technologies. The CINETic team is interested in working with machine learning and generative tools, human and object telepresence and mixed reality solutions.