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September 26, 2014 | INST-INT with Klaus Obermaier

  • Walker Art Center 1750 Hennepin Ave Minneapolis, MN, 55403 United States (map)

INST-INT with Klaus Obermaier

INST-INT assembles an international roster of acclaimed creators to explore the intersection of art, technology and interaction. If you’re interested in installation art, interactive art, responsive environments, smart objects, and the art of creating engaging experiences don’t miss INST-INT. This is a special opportunity to learn from and connect with some of the most fascinating people in the field today.

Great ideas and technology create ever-new opportunities to bring projects to life everywhere and anywhere imaginable. Along with this opportunity comes the inevitable trials and challenges of physical and site specific work. One-off projects made for one-off locations can make you pull your hair out, and/or go broke in the process. The volume of variables, old and new, can be overwhelming: unpredictable environments, bleeding edge technology, custom fabrication, code, bugs, insects, greasy fingers, hackers,  crashers, crashes, caches, spoilers, laws, landlords, curators, committees, workers, shippers, solder, electricity, sunlight, moonlight, fluorescent light, reflections, bad ideas, egos, feasibility, durability, production planning, scope, scale, budgets, and on, and on.

One of the key note speakers will be Austrian Artist Klaus Obermaier. For more than two decades media-artist, director/choreographer and composer Klaus Obermaier has been creating critically acclaimed, innovative works in the area of performing arts, music, theatre and new media. His inter-media performances and artworks are shown at festivals and theaters throughout Europe, Asia, North and South America and Australia. He's worked with dancers of the Netherlands Dans Theater, Chris Haring, Robert Tannion (DV8), Desireé Kongerød (S.O.A.P. Dance Theatre Frankfurt). He's composed for ensembles like Kronos Quartet, German Chamber Philharmonics, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Balanescu Quartet, among others.

"For more than 20 years I’ve worked with interactivity in both performing arts as well as in user installations. What are the similarities in these works and what differentiates the two settings, especially in view of the different requirements and goals? I will also present the research project ”(st)age of participation“, a collaboration with the Ars Electronica Futurelab, which explores situations in which the audience can interact with professional performers."

When: September 25 - 27, 2014
Where: Walker Art Center | Minneapolis, MN, 55403
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