// CTM.05 & TM.05 Special Feature
// 04. – 08.02.
The term “Live Cinema“ has hitherto been used primarily to describe the live musical accompaniment of silent movies. But that was yesterday. “Live Cinema“ today stands for the simultaneous creation of sound and image in real time by sonic and visual artists who collaborate to elaborate concepts on equal terms. The traditional parameters of narrative cinema are expanded by a much broader conception of cinematographic space, the focus of which is no longer the photographic construction of reality as seen by the camera’s eye, or linear forms of narration. The term “Cinema” is now to be understood as embracing all forms of configuring moving images, beginning with the animation of painted or synthetic images.
This programme, jointly compiled by club transmediale and transmediale, is based on an initial idea of Hans Beekmans (> www.live-cinema.org
) and presents a dynamic art form that combines visual and musical material innovatively and to an effect that neither could have achieved alone. The novelty of these sonic and visual investigations also poses questions about fundamental experiences of synaesthesia: about how people are confronted by the mechanics of their sensory organs and the latter’s influence on our perception of the world.
A series of audio-visual performances, Workshops and panels draws on historical references and considers current debates. What is “Live Cinema”? How does it differ from VJing? What compositional and technical concepts for the interaction of sound and image are available? What roles do the different sensory organs, eyes and ears, play and how can one work with these creatively? What effect do modern software architectures and computer interfaces have? What does “live” now mean?