IMAfocus Optical Sound

21 03 2017 – 31 03 2017 | Salon Izidor Kršnjavi (School of Applied Arts and Design) | Zagreb | PROGRAM
in cooperation with UBU (Organizam)

27 07 2017 20:00 | Strandbad Drosendorf | in cooperation with Filmclub Drosendorf | curator: Peter Szely | PROGRAM

11 10 2017 – 13 10 2017 | Freiraum St. Pölten, FH St. Pölten | in cooperation with Freiraum and FH St. Pölten | curator: Elisabeth Schimana

Lichttonscheiben (Sonic Luz)
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Light speaks, light makes music

With these words Emerich Spielmann presented the Superpiano on a program broadcast on the Vienna radio station RAVAG in 1929. In 1931 Leon Theremin developed the first optical sound rhythm machine (Rhythmicon) and in the early 30s the Russian composer Arseny Avraamov as well as the German filmmaker Oskar Fischinger began drawing sound waves on film.

In the late 50s Daphne Oram created Oramics, meanwhile in N.Y. at the same time the Austrian composer Max Brand developed an optical synthesizer, which was based on the same principle as Daphne Oram’s Oramic system.

In a series of exhibitions, workshops, talks, and concerts artists and researchers are invited to illuminate the principles of optical sound and to transfer them into the 21st century.

Codes

In this project we are trying to ask questions about the codes of our communication.

22 05 2017 – 23 07 2017 | LAMES, Spratzerner Kirchenweg 81 – 83, St. Pölten | in cooperation with Diakonie St.Pölten and LAMES | project coordination: Elisabeth Schimana
Präsentation 19 07 2017 – 23 07 2017 | Parque del Sol Symposium for interdisciplinary art

What codes do we use?
Language? Sound? Font? Text? Body language? Dance? Digitized images? Photography / video? Craft? Woven or knotted carpets? Digital symbol culture? Pictograms?

How do the cultural differences in the use and handling of these codes manifest themselves?

We address these questions with a group of asylum seekers in a period of two months and present the results at the Parque del Sol Symposium for interdisciplinary art.