the concept of … (here and now) 


by Klaus Obermaier consists of seven chapters that reflect and investigate multiple simultaneous perspectives and the resulting ambiguity.

A project by Klaus Obermaier with Accademia Nazionale di Danza di Roma, Università IUAV di Venezia - Faculty of Arts and Design, Figurentheater-Festival Erlangen and Institute for Theater and Media Sciences, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuernberg.


What are the consequences of not only choreographing for the perspective of the audience – which usually is also the view of the choreographer – but also for the completely different perspectives of cameras distributed on stage? (...)

The transmission of body-time into computer-time and its retransfer into the physical space as visual and acoustic components of the digital environment, as well as the superimposition of different variable structures and timings, all this unveils the tension between reality and representation, between live performance and its digital depiction and transformation.

And since all content is created in real-time by the performers, it shows us the fascination but also the limitations of our existence in the inescapable here and now.


Source: Klaus Obermaier



Electronic sounds echo through the salty air on the new graduation works. Two dancers appear on stage in the spotlight, and perform an expressive series of static figures and dynamic movement sequences to the music.

At the same time their bodies are recorded by cameras on stage, their images are modulated in a PC and the result is projected on a giant screen that is attached to the graduation works. Here the bodies mutate to dematerialized graphic structures or condense to abstract landscapes of moving verticals in red and white.

The music changes. After the floating sounds by José M. Sánchez-Verdú bizarre rhythm comes into the game in an original composition by Klaus Obermaier himself. The dancers, dressed in black and white now, transform on the canvas into planar and streaky textures, corporeal, sensuous. A vibrant real-time work of art created for the fascination of the moment. (Isabelle von Neumann-Cosel for the Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung, Germany, 2012)


Source: Klaus Obermaier



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The Art of Projectionism (2007) by Frederick Baker (in German) sets out the principles behind his use of projectors in the film making process. He defines a projectionist school of filmmaking and media art. In this publication he also presented Ambient film, a surround experience that can be shown in specially developed cinemas. (Wikipedia)

Notations 21 (2009) by Theresa Sauer features illustrated musical scores from more than 100 international composers, all of whom are making amazing breakthroughs in the art of notation. Notations 21 is a celebration of innovations in musical notation, employing an appreciative aesthetic for both the aural and visual beauty of these creations. The musical scores in this edition were created by composers whose creativity could not be confined by the staff and clef of traditional western notation, but whose musical language can communicate with the contemporary audience in a uniquely powerful way. (Notations 21 Project)



Robin Fox is an artist straddling the often artificial divide between audible and visible arts. As an audio-visual performance artist his work has featured in festivals worldwide. Recent appearances include a commissioned performance for the Henie Onstad Kunstcenter, Oslo, Mois Multi Festival, Quebec City, Steirischer Herbst Festival, Graz, Musica Genera Festival, Warsaw and the Yokohama Triennale. (Robin Fox)

Rhythm 21 (1921) - original title: Rhythmus 21. An early, abstract animation by Hans Richter composed solely of squares and rectangles that change shape. This another attempt by the artist to apply musical principles to screen images. (Glenn Erickson)

Michal Levy was born and raised in Israel and graduated from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, in 2001. She currently resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she work as an art director. Since childhood, music, dance and painting have been an important part of her life and she has contributed to her passion for exploring the visualization of sound. (Michal Levy)

Frieder Weiss (*1960) is an engineer in the arts and expert for realtime computing and interactive computer systems in performance art, living in Nürnberg and Berlin. He is the author of EyeCon and Kalypso, video motion sensing programs especially designed for use with dance, music and computer art. Frieder Weiss works as commisioned developer, artistic colaborator or producer of own works. (Frieder Weiss)

Trioon I (2003) by Karl Kliem. Music by Carsten Nicolai aka Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto. Both elements of the music, an analog piano and a digital sinus wave, are represented by two overlapping visual elements: the fading sound of the piano by three abstracted octaves of a keyboard with the keys fading out just as softly as the tones fade from hearing. (Dienststelle)