YOUR ART BEAT – IMPRESSIONS

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Publ. 06.27.2017

 

For everybody who missed the YOURARTBEAT Kick Off Party and therefore the premiere screening of the new YOURARTBEAT VIDEO, here it is:

 

More than two weeks ago the art project YOURARTBEAT and the related association YOUR ART BEAT e.V. were celebrating the official launch at Game Science Center Berlin. We all had a lot of fun and are already looking forward to the next event!

Here some impressions of the evening

(You can find the video at Vimeo and see more photos on YOURARTBEAT’s Facebook Page. Check it out!)

 

DUST – VR as a medium for contemporary dance

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Publ. 06.16.2017

I just found a new vvvv made artwork, a virtual reality experience in the sense of contemporary dance, called DUST. It is working on a construction of movable 3D recordings reflecting dance moves or ballet performances.

Through the VR headset the poeple can place themselves into the motion environment of the dancer. DUST-visitors have the possibility to stand next to the performer or they can even step inside them, DUST allows them to explore their flow and their dance moves from any perspective. An unique aspect of the DUST project is the visual transfer of dimensions: the dancer’s body and body movements, as well as thier environment, are reflected as particular particles. By this special visualisation the experience is getting more and more organic and conveys a very natural and human, nearly biological or physical impression and understanding to the audience.

In addition, this unique visual scenario gets complete and perfect by dint of audio effects, sound support and background music, that esecially was created for this presentation.
The inspiration and influence of earth’s consistence and physical structure are also reasons for the naming of this project: DUST.
They say this special experience of contemporary dance is not only building a deep emotional connection to humans’ origin, it sways the sense of time, space and movement, too. I think the following words of the two DUST-creators Mária Júdova and Andrej Boleslavsky express the potential and enrichment of this new „medium for contemporary dance“:

„As an improvisational tool, VR can inspire creative movements; as an educational tool, it can record choreography and encourage public engagement, and, for us, it is a tool for endless artistic expression.“

Happyness

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Publ. 06.5.2017

Eran Shakine, A Muslim, a Christian and a Jew didn’t realize that happyness was following them for some time now, oil pastels on canvas, 90 x 120 cm
When we received this card from Eran Shakine’s exhibition at the Jewish Museum Berlin (28 October 2016 – 5 March 2017), we were immediately struck by his deep sense of humour. We even considered renaming our dog “Happyness”. In his large-scale drawings, Eran Shakine considers the similarities and differences between Muslims, Christians, and Jews, and, looking at this drawing, obviously there are none. We all want to be happy but are unable to recognize happyness when it is around.
Eran Shakine paints, draws, and creates sculptures and art in public spaces. He was born in Israel in 1962 to a French father and Hungarian mother, both of whom are Shoah survivors. Now he lives in Tel Aviv, New York, and London.
http://www.eranshakine.com/

Walls

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Publ. 06.5.2017

Posted by Isabelle Franz,
Passing those walls in Barcelone and Berlin, I was wondering about their different purposes. Definitions like „a continuous vertical brick or stone structure that encloses or divides an area of land” or “a thing regarded as a protective or restrictive barrier” are coming up. – A barrier, something dividing one from the other, protecting what’s inside or maybe what’s outside. But what are they reflecting? Do they show me what they protect or what they face? Are they a mirror of what they face right now – or an image of what they had faced over time? Or may be they show me what people behind them want me to think. Sometimes they seem to melt with the outside, with no reference to what they were built for.