// Collaborative design session
// 23/1 – 3/2/2007
"Liquid Space" is a series of collaborative design sessions, developed over the last three years by the Belgian media arts laboratory, LAb[au], to create immersive and interactive spatial audio-visuals. The event is international in character, with stopovers to date in Seoul, Brussels, Amsterdam and Rotterdam, and offers a platform for interdisciplinary design processes and creative exchange between musicians, artists, designers, researchers and inventors.
The topic of the collaborative design sessions is designing spatial audiovisuals, or in short: how to produce an artwork where sound and visuals merge through to the concept of "space". Thus movie making techniques, sound design and architectural structural practices come together.
"Liquid Space 05" at CTM.07 will take place in the Ballhaus Naunynstrasse in Berlin-Kreuzberg within an experiment-station made of a 360°-multiscreen-panorama-projection and a surround-audio-system. It comprises a 12-day workshop for selected participants as well as public events with presentations by members of LAb[au] and participating artists, and an exchange session, to which anyone interested can bring along his/her own gear and join in to experiment within the workshop environment.
The basis for new works to be developed during the design session will be the software environment "sPACE Navigable Music" developed by Lab[au]. This software synchronizes the rendering performance of a number of computers to create audio-visual electronic 3d-spaces, through which one can navigate in real time. In this sense, "Liquid Space" proposes rather a space- than time-based logic of visual and sonic media.