Deep Space: Media Art


With its jumbo-format wall & floor projections and built-in laser tracking system, Deep Space 8K presents challenging infrastructure to media artists. As they go about adapting existing works and, above all, designing installations custom-made for this space, they’re entering artistic terra incognita. The position of visitors amidst the projection surface and participation by them call for a well-thought-out aesthetic composition and concepts for the resulting dynamics. The Deep Space is also the ideal platform when it comes to current media art: Here you can watch excellent animation of the international media art competition Prix Ars Electronica.


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Prima Materia – a stereoscopic audiovisual journey

Alchemical authors have compared the “prima materia” to everything. To male and female, to the hermaphroditic monster, to heaven and earth, to body and spirit, chaos, microcosm, and the confused mass. It contains in itself all colors and potentially all metals. There is nothing more wonderful in the world, for it begets itself, conceives itself, and gives birth to itself.

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Deep Space Music

(Deutsch) Film
Deep Space Music verbindet Ton, Bild, Musik und Computeranimation und verwandelt den Deep Space 8K so in einen einzigartigen Klang- und Visualisierungsraum.

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White Point

The vanishing point is an imaginary point—or one in a perspective drawing—at which parallel lines receding from the observer seem to converge and vanish.

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The time-lapse film “Dilpoda“ features live Isopods settling on a computer main board. As the creatures are coloured by UV paint and are illuminated by black light the scene evokes images of life in a big city at night with busy streets and speeding cars.

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Cooperative Aesthetic – Curves

In Curves the changes of visitors’ positions in the space generate curves that connect up into blood-vessel-like structures.

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Cooperative Aesthetic – Movie Puzzle

The starting point for the work “Movie Puzzle” are clips of animations of the Czech filmmaker Jan Švankmajer. The film clips are shown in nine equal parts at the bottom of Deep Space in random fragmentation. The parts can be moved by entering and moving in space. The aim is to build the nine ever-changing parts back into a complete video together.

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Cooperative Aesthetic – Geometric Soundscape

In “Geometric Soundscape” the relationships between sound, visualization, motion and position are to be tested in space.

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Cooperative Aesthetic – Sinus

In Sinus, a work by Simon Krenn, a student in the Time-based and Interactive Media program, visitors walk across the projection surface and—individually or as a group—impart vibrations to sine waves several meters in length.

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Cooperative Aesthetic – Colour Bars

Colour Bars is an interactive work by Gerhard Funk, director of Linz Art University’s Timebased and Interactive Media program, and Christoph Frey (Sound). Visitors to this installation jointly endeavor to define a particular shade of color.

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Walking City (Golden Nica 2014)

(Deutsch) Animationen
“Ein wahres Fest an Form und Geometrie”, so die Jury des Prix Ars Electronica über die beste Animation 2014.

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(Deutsch) Animationen
Ein beeindruckendes Schauspiel, das uns die Verschmelzung von Kunst und Technologie vor Augen führt.

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(Deutsch) Animationen
Die Animation führt ein in die vielschichtige Welt der Schatten.

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Forms (Golden Nica 2013)

(Deutsch) Animationen
Eine Studie rund um die Bewegungsabläufe von in Aktion befindlichen SpitzenathletInnen.

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Oh Willy…

(Deutsch) Animationen
Willy lässt sein Leben Revue passieren und wird mit den Entscheidungen konfrontiert, die seinen Weg bestimmt haben.

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Duku Spacemarines

(Deutsch) Animationen
Die Geschichte einer Geschichte, basierend auf einem Drehbuch, das sich an Hollywood-Produktionen orientiert – mit Explosionen und allem, was dazugehört.

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Rear Window Loop (Golden Nica 2012)

(Deutsch) Animationen
Hitchcocks Klassiker “Das Fenster zum Hof” im Zeitraffer.

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Metachaos (Golden Nica 2011)

(Deutsch) Animationen
Mittels Wechsel von Licht und Schatten, „Wackelkamera“ und schneller Schnitte entführt Bavari auf einen Parforceritt in einen verstörenden Fantasiekosmos, der einen/eine nicht mehr los lässt.

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Nuit Blanche (Golden Nica 2010)

(Deutsch) Animationen
“Nuit Blanche” ist ein eindrucksvoller Kurzfilm, der von der Begegnung zweier, einander fremder Menschen und der “Liebe auf den ersten Blick” erzählt.

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The Sandpit

(Deutsch) Animationen
Der Film von Sam O’Hare, ein in New York City lebender Regisseur, Visual-Effects-Künstler und Fotograf, handelt von einem Tag im Leben des “kleinen” Manhattans.

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