ROTOЯ — An immersive audiovisual performance and kinetic installation.
The Society for arts and technology present
An immersive audiovisual performance and kinetic installation.
A creation by Patrik Lechner and Peter Kutin (AUT)
The Austrian duo Patrik Lechner and Peter Kutin explore the acceleration and rotation of sound, video and light as a basis for their immersive compositions. Custom built kinetic structures allow them to exploit velocity as an artistic medium to create novel audio/visual experiences that rely on controlled movement of machines through space.
Please note that the performance will include strobe effects that may cause discomfort.
The piece’s center of attention is a rotating / kinetic sound-sculpture, the Rotor. The artists control the speed of its rotation which directly influences the projected video-images as well as the sound-characteristics and the perception of the object itself. Acceleration & deceleration become main parameters, which enables the artists to compose an otherworldly piece that seems to follow its own logic.
A strange communication between audio, video, object and light establishes itself and seduces the audience. There is the hypnotic movement of the sculpture while inevitable auditory and visual feedback is used as a central aesthetic element.
The rotating speakers are amplified by static microphones, provoking complex feedback loops and patterns, that trigger psychoacoustic sensations.
In Montreal’s SAT, which features an 360° video-projection as well as an Ambisonic surround-system, the Rotor is positioned in the center with the audience surrounding it.
As an inspiration the artists refer to Paul Virilios Dromology, describing speed itself, the metaphorical racetrack, as a central element of society, media and warfare.
Peter Kutin is a Vienna based composer / producer / media artist. He has realised a variety of works within the field of contemporary / advanced electronic music, video and cross media. He received several awards and mentions., a.o.: Karl Sczuka Award / Donaueschinger Musiktage 2016 or the Golden Nica at PRIX Ars Electronica 2019.
Patrik Lechner is an artist creating experimental audio/video content since the mid 2000s. Developing custom software for these purposes, original content in abstract sound works and real-time 3D graphics arose through the exploration of technology without losing focus on artistic expression.