Julia Schäfer (Malerei, Kopffarben), Johannes Schmidt (Medienkunst/Animation, Kopffarben), Ralph Abelein (Hammond B3), Oli Rubow (Schlagzeug und Elektronik)
For the Luminale, Berlin light artists KOPFFARBEN and Prof. Ralph Abelein from the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts have created a visual concert. The university foyer becomes an extraordinary stage. During the concert, light artist Julia Schäfer sketches on a screen. Simultaneously, the images are enlarged and projected into the room, to be animated by Johannes Schmidt. The performative light painting reveals an engaging dynamic and enables the audience to intensify the concert’s sound experience through a visual and spatial event. The interplay of music and rhythmically transforming images potentiates the created space of experience for the audience so that it becomes a cross-genre performance.
KOPFFARBEN acts spontaneously during the performance, so that everything is born out of the moment. The combination of strict algorithms with authentic line management during an artist's creative process remains an original and unprecedented metamorphosis of the visual arts in the digital age.
Visitors can anticipate a multimedia spectacle where music and painting, light and darkness dance hand in hand through the university foyer!
Further informations: https://www.hfmdk-frankfurt.info/aktuelles/veranstaltungen/veranstaltungskalender/
Media artist Johannes Schmidt and painter Julia Schäfer are united in the vision of bringing paintings to life. The result can be described as a fusion of digital fine art and artistic algorithms. In collaboration with pianist Ralph Abelein and drummer Oli Rubow, both teachers at the HfMDK Frankfurt, they will light up the foyer of the HfMDK with space-filling projects and thus create a narrative performance.
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