From the 4th until the 24th of September the ‘Grote of Lebuïnus kerk’, a monumental church in Deventer, will provide the backdrop to the first international exhibition of 3D media artists in the Netherlands. The theme of this exhibition is: ‘Space’.
During the 3D Festival Beyond, we developed a close relationship with the Centre of Arts and Media (ZKM) in Karlsruhe, and it is this particular relationship that prompted us to raise the question; Why had no-one ever organised an international exhibition of 3D media art in the Netherlands before?
We felt it was the right time for a change! So many interesting 3D media art projects are being created all over the world. For us, our tenth anniversary is reason enough to show these international works of media art at this monumental venue in Deventer.
The theme of this 3D festival is ‘Space’. As the renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright, famous for his design of the Guggenheim Museum in New York, once stated: ‘Space is the breath of art’, to which we would like to add; ‘…and humanity’.
Space literally and figuratively. Space is not just the distance between objects and people, but space also connects objects, people and their surroundings. Space enables us to breath, it is essentially our force of life and at the same time space can be an inspiration for our imagination; it can be the source of our inner lives.
During this festival, we deliberately put 3D media art in the spotlights, since it is the art form that experiments with the experience of time and space. This happens through stereoscopic media, holographic media, virtual reality or 3D animation. The works of art which will be shown during the festival, will challenge the visitor to examine his or her personal perception, inspiration and choices. Simultaneously, they make it possible to approach this personal investigation from an entirely different angle.
Curator and the works of art
The curator of this festival is Ludger Pfanz, Professor at the Expanded 3Digital Cinema Laboratory at the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design (Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung) in Germany. He is also the director of the 3D Festival Beyond (ZKM | Centre for Arts and Media) www.beyond-festival.com. On September 11 at 20.00 he gives a lecture in the Great or Lebuinuschurch.
The 3D media works of art invite us to connect vulnerability and power (Weevers), virtual and real reality of objects (Philipp Engelhardt), spatial patterns (Vibeke Sorensen), story and spatial experience (Lauren Moffatt), virtual and real body (Joséphine Derobe), observation and virtual reality (Elke Reinhuber), the traditional act of painting and media spaces (Ina Conradi Chavez). Further information about the works is available on this website.
Virtual Reality filmproject ‘Sense in Space’
To further stimulate the power of imagination, workshops are available during the exhibition for high school students and college/university students.
In these particular workshops students will learn how to focus on perception. How we actually perceive the world around us and how we allocate meaning to the things we see, will be the primary focus of these workshops. Furthermore, these workshops will also provide students with technical skills to enable them to create their own short Virtual Reality film.
The VR films created in these workshops will be on display over the course of the exhibition. Watch the first film on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/BiennaleMovingImages and let us know what you think of it!
The opening times of the Great or St. Lebuinus Church can be found at www.pkn-deventer.nl/agenda/ Amendments and extra activities can be found on our Facebook page.
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