// 1 – 6 February, HAU 2
CTM is proud to present the Recombinant Media Lab's CineChamber
at HAU 2. RML's european CineChamber is a sizable and intimate, immersive, self-contained space conceived as a mobile environment and incubator for inter- and pluramedia works that range from wrap-around synaesthetics to telegenic performance settings, from real-time installation interactions with live music to programmed exhibition screenings.
The 8x12 metre 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 as an AV instrument and urges artists the opportunity to take their creative impulse to further ranges of aural, optical and cinematic expression. Numerous renowned artists have crossed paths with California editions of the CineChamber & its companion underground SF location at the Compound
including Pansonic, Ryoji Ikeda, Matmos, Maryanne Amacher, Thomas Brinkmann, Pole, Kode 9, Chris Watson, and many more in the last decades.
at CTM will feature new compositions and live performances by Signal
(DE), Monolake Live
(DE/NL), Deadbeat & Lillevan
(CA/DE), Edwin van der Heide
(NL), that have been commissioned for the occasion by a coalition of partners within the framework of the ECAS-Network's current project Festival as a Lab
– namely: CTM
, TodaysArt Festival
For the opening and closing of the CineChamber at CTM, the surround audio berlin premiere of Plaything
designed, composed and mixed from the hand of late & great Maryanne Amacher
(US) will be played, preceded by some words from RML's directors Naut Humon
and Edwin van der Heide
Further live performances by Tikiman with Scion
, Jeffers Egan & MimiCof
and Aymeric Hainaux
will be presented, along with a new pre-composed piece by Egbert Mittelstädt
, within the CineChamber Live Night
on February 6.
From February 2 – 6, four blocks of Modules
will be shown in rotation day and night:
(JP)Edwin van der Heide
Module 2 Signal
(DE)Morton Subotnick & Sue C
(UK)Masako Tanaka & Markus Popp
Module 3 Naut Humon
(US)Biosphere & Egbert Mittelstaedt
Module 4 Skoltz_Kolgen
(CA/QC)Lillevan & Fennesz
(DE/AT)Jochem Paap & Scott Pagano
(US)Lillevan & Deadbeat
The RML CineChamber has generated universal interest as a place for artistic, academic, and experimental residencies. This advanced accommodation enables artists in residence to fully explore with the latest or vintage audio, visual and raw technologies.
Residencies that one can witness at the Berlin CineChamber will often include works in progress, test run expeditions, finished films and simulations, and the occasional workshop.
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. In the case of long-time acquaintances Alva Noto (Carsten Nicolai) and Blixa Bargeld (Einsturzende Neubauten), RML hosted the initial narrative subtext they had to collaborate together in concert in what later emerged to be ANBB.
// Important note: The CineChamber modules are included in the CTM-Festival-Pass and in the Press and Professional Accreditation. Due to the limited capacity of 150 visitors per show, the live performances are not included in those passes.
Links to the online ticket pre-sale are at the bottom of each Module-page.