13. to 18. August 2019Planetarium Hamburg

Robert Lippok & Lucas Gutierrez: Non-face

New art for planetariums

With new works by Agnieszka Polska, Metahaven and Robert Lippok & Lucas Gutierrez as well as a live concert by Richard Reed Parry, the 2018 series “The New Infinity” enters its second year. The new work cycle celebrates its world premiere in cooperation with the International Summer Festival Kampnagel at the Planetarium Hamburg. Afterwards the works will be shown at The New Infinity Berlin.

Robert Lippok & Lucas Gutierrez: Non-face

Non-manifold geometries describe “fake-objects” – items that may look realistic, but can in fact not exist in the physical world. They develop their sensual plausibility in the digital world. One famous example is the Penrose-triangle: Its three beams appear to be positioned at right angles to each other, and yet they are connected to form a triangle. In 3D-animation, such objects regularly surface through so-called mesh-mistakes. For their first joint Fulldome-piece, sound artist Robert Lippok and digital artist Lucas Gutierrez have identified these frequently occurring mistakes in their own artistic practice and develop data structures to explore these fantastic objects. Their work produces different dimensionalities and creates new topological relations. This might not determine the inside or the outside of these impossible objects, but it will render the sonic and visual boundaries of a three-dimensional space tangible. To this end, the composition uses simulated reflections in physical and virtual spaces. Various methods of traditional instrument building are used to transcribe the virtual geometries into musical patterns which, in turn, weave sequences of notes and real-time emulations of different sound sources into multi-layered textures.


Tickets: €11/€7, ca. 60 Min.

Eine Koproduktion der Berliner Festspiele/Immersion und des Planetarium Hamburg in Kooperation mit dem Internationalen Sommerfestival Kampnagel – Internationales Zentrum für schönere Künste.