Our 'man in Berlin' Achim Kern has been busy as ever working on TouchDesigner projects for Derivative clients in Europe. HUGE undertakings that are really pushing the boundaries of existing technologies and emerging some new ones as we speak. Achim's report follows.
In 2008, Parallel World Labs (“PWL”) began production work on a wide range of exhibits for the new Norwegian Rock and Pop Centre known as Rockheim. Early prototyping was undertaken using a variety of commercial software tools and in-house real-time 2d and 3d tools under development.
Last month we paid a visit to MIT Media Lab to see what David Robert had been up to since arriving in Cambridge last summer following 10 years at Side Effects Software. David who has produced innovative work with Houdini and TouchDesigner had A LOT of new work to show and tell.
From sunset on Saturday March 27th till sunrise the next day Tokyo's Roppongi neighbourhood metamorphosed into a public gallery populated with sublime art where monsters and peculiar creatures mingled with spring-fevered Tokyoites for a single night.
Grenztänzer is a privately initiated dance theater production involving 124 students from various schools in Weimar, the German National Theater and the Staatskapelle Weimar.
From October 3 to Sunday October 11, Toronto's Median Contemporary Gallery, (1142 Queen St West) shows 10 light and video-based art pieces, of which three are produced with TouchDesigner.
Internationally renowned Japanese media artist Noboru Tsubaki's work Cochineal is featured this winter as part of the Fantaisies Cybernétiques: Hommes et Robots exhibit at the Japanese Cultural Centre in Paris.
Internationally unknown German media artists Markus Heckmann and Irene Sanz's work Slicky is featured this summer as part of the Open Doors exhibit at Bauhaus University in Weimar.