CineChamber Live at CTM’11 featured new compositions and live performances by Signal (DE), Monolake Live (DE/NL), Deadbeat & Lillevan (CA/DE), Edwin van der Heide (NL).


Project description

CineChamber by Recombinant Media Labs

ECAS invites you to a new dimension of audiovision.
 CineChamber is both an instrument and a presentation platform; an audiovisual surround technology that immerses us in new worlds of sound and images and can be ‘performed’ live as an AV instrument. A whole array of new pieces has been specially commissioned for the ECAS tour of the CineChamber.  These new works are presented, along with featured material from the already abundant archive, at ECAS member festivals in Germany and Austria during 2011.

California-based RML’s European CineChamber is an immersive, self-contained space conceived as a mobile environment and incubator for multimedia works. These range from wrap-around synaesthetics to telegenic performance settings, and from real-time interactive installations with live music to pre-programmed exhibition screenings.

The 8×12 meter chamber is walled by 10 large-scale screens, features 8.8.2 multi – channel sound and a custom-applied kinetic floor vibration units. This full AV CineChamber can be ‘played’ or manipulated live, and gives artists the opportunity to extend their range of aural, optical and cinematic expression. Numerous artists have already crossed paths with the California editions of the CineChamber, and its companion underground San Francisco location at the Compound, including Pansonic, Ryoji Ikeda, Matmos, Maryanne Amacher, Thomas Brinkmann, Pole, Kode 9, Chris Watson, and many more.

Co-produced by ECAS / ICAS (European and International Cities of Advanced Sound), CTM Festival / Berlin, TodaysArt, Cimatics & CYNETART. With the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union.

Recombinant Media Labs

RML (Recombinant Media Labs) is a nomadic research & development network for the experiential engineering of surround cinema and the immersive arts. The majority of most RML artistic visitations have culminated in a performance series where the works can be prepared for a fairly immediate public exposure or the launch of a project that can be installed, expanded or enacted elsewhere.

RML was founded to research the qualities and artistic potential of spatial media. It does so by means of Experiential Engineering; exploring processes that expand the aesthetic and technological boundaries of panoramic installations, surround cinema, and multichannel a/v performances. RML acts as producer and presenter of artworks and performances based on Spatial Media Synthesis; intermodal works using image, light, sound and other disseminated media in three-dimensional space.

After years of working in a fixed location within the central city of San Francisco, a new organization with a focus onto mobile setups has been founded. This was done in order to formulate an answer to the increasing requests for international presentations at museums and festivals. Over the years Recombiant Media Labs has built up a selected resource of artworks and it was time to highlight this body of AV pieces out to the world. Freed from the constraints of a geographically anchored construction, RML’s nomadic approach is also able to offer residencies together with organizations in metropolitan locations. This vanguard hybrid media platform encompasses many presentational options to potential partners, (co)-producers and curators.

RML General presentation (pdf)
RML Portfolio (pdf)

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