The Moderat Show 


is an audiovisual project of Modeselektor, Apparat and Pfadfinderei. Based on the Moderat Album (CD & DVD), the show is a live adaption of the music and the video tracks.

The voice of Apparat mixes with epic songstructures, guitar melodies and the fundamental beats of Modeselektor while the visuals build the stagescenario. They can be regarded as studies of materials. Organic structures like fabric, paper, wood or cement form the aesthetics that decelerate the spectators viewing habits.

The stage setup is based on a panoramic videoprojection that is extended by a light dramaturgy of led tubes attached to the screens and desks of the performing artists.



The Moderat Show, liquid, stripes, mittig, Live Visuals


VJ: Audio-Visual Art + VJ Culture (2006) edited by D-Fuse. A major change has taken place at dance clubs worldwide: the advent of the VJ. Once the term denoted the presenter who introduced music videos on MTV, but now it defines an artist who creates and mixes video, live and in sync to music, whether at dance clubs and raves or art galleries and festivals. This book is an in-depth look at the artists at the forefront of this dynamic audio-visual experience. (Laurence King Publishing)

Grid Index (2009) by Carsten Nicolai is the first comprehensive visual lexicon of patterns and grid systems. Based upon years of research, artist and musician Carsten Nicolai has discovered and unlocked the visual code for visual systems into a systematic equation of grids and patterns. The accompanying CD contains all of the grids and patterns featured in the publication from the simplest grids made up entirely of squares to the most complex irregular ones with infinitely unpredictable patterns of growth, as editable vector graphic data files. (Gestalten)

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)



Permutations (1966) by John Whitney, Sr. was an early artistic film constructed entirely off the black-and-white monitor of a large computer system (IBM 360, IBM 2250 Display, written in GRAF and FORTRAN). Color was added by editing with an optical printer. It is an elegant abstract work composed of architectures of color dots that develop pattern while displaying a kinetic rhythm. This early work has had an immense influence on the later generations of computer animators. (Paradise 2012)

audioreactive (2009) by Jorinna Scherle is based on the principles of minimal music and visualizes microtonal events such as frequency, duration, tone pitch and sound volume in 3-dimensional environments. (Kino Šiška)

Starlight 1 (2003) is an excerpt from Pita aka Peter Rehberg and Tina Frank live at Sonar. Somebody online said: "…catched the end of the Pita / Tina Frank set, give them money they rock…" (Tina Frank on Vimeo)

Onur Senturk studied traditional painting and figure drawing followed by a traditional animation degree as his BFA. He took part in several international and national collaborative exhibitions with works in both print and time-based media. Onur Senturk designed and animated Triangle which is awarded twice by Vimeo as best motion graphics and Nokta. which received honorary mention from Ars Electronica in Computer Animation/ Film /VFX category. He has been featured in many national and international magazines, newspapers, and events. (Onur Senturk)

No. 5: Circular Tensions (1950) - Homage to Oskar Fischinger by Harry Smith begins with a static red triangle, then a green square, and then a red circle. It is as though we are being introduced to the protagonists of the film: simple, static shapes out of which complexity and rhythmic interaction will be produced. The film also bombards the viewer with a number of alternating colour transitions used in conjunction with shapes that emerge from deep screen space. (Senses of Cinema)