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Luxor 22.145



SOUND NOMADS Performance #7

As planned - a m/hotel performance went down in Vegas. Luxor: rooms 4455, employees 4000, casino 120,000 square feet, 250 miles visible Xenon light shot. Room No. 22.145: sensor equipped bending mattresses, sound generating moving chairs, pitch shifting ironing and flickering lights.

Technology: Lamps become sound triggers and pitch shifters by means of light sensors, irons turn into turntables through pressure sensors, chairs become free-moving VST instruments through sensor combinations. Mattresses (bend it over), drawers (open/close), closet doors, curtains (movements) and the TV set (light intensity of a selected channel) become a sampler... This performance consists of seven essentially different superstructures and interactive scenarios. A night in the luxury hotel becomes a performance night.



Ger Ger, media artist, born in Vienna/A, currently lives and works in Berlin/D. He holds an M.A. in Digital Arts and Visual Media Design. His work has been presented in solo and group exhibitions at Ars Electronica (Linz), Electrohype (Malmo), Open (London), FILE (Sao Paulo/Curitiba City), Kunsthalle (Vienna), Rencontres Internationales (Paris) and many other venues. His awards include the Prix Ars Electronica, CYNETart, Rheingold Award and Prix MultimediaArt.

He deliberately works in a wide range of media and techniques. Time and again his projects foray into the realms of the hitherto untouched. Pieces are alternately reflexive, poetic, critical or visionary. Passers-by or visitors are integrated, alienation takes place, and the everyday life is reconnected in new patterns. Again and again his pieces hold up a distorting mirror to reality. The line between reality and fiction frequently blurs. .
Screening / Award history:
Film/Video, Performance Art, Installation Art, Interactive Art, Sound Art, Photography, Net Art, Mixed Media Painting, Interdisciplinary Art, Generative Art, Public Art, Site-specific Art, Ephemeral Art, Mobile Art

Best of Show Award 'Unauthorized' 2009, Electric Rats Dream Video Dreams Honor Award 2007, CYNETart 2001/MB21, Prix Ars Electronica 2000, Soundtrack Competition 1997, Rheingold Award 1997, Prix MultimediaArt 1997, Press button to continue 1996

Visions in New York City, New York/USA. 2009
Electrofringe 09, Electronic Arts, Newcastle/Australia. 2009
Split Film Festival, Split/Croatia. 2009
BuSho Film Festival, Budapest/Hungary. 2009
CON-CAN Movie Festival, Intl., Tokyo/Japan. 2009
FILE Media Art, Electronic Language Intl., São Paulo/Brazil. 2009
Istanbul-Off-Spaces, Kunstraum Bethanien, Berlin/Germany. 2009
19. Internationales Videofestival Bochum/Germany. 2009
Kurye International Video Festival, Istanbul/Turkey. 2009
Berlin Shorts, Street Fest 09, London/UK. 2009
Takeaway Festival, Dana Centre, Science Museum, London/UK. 2009
re-new/ICAD, Copenhagen/Denmark. 2009
Factory, MoBY Museums of Bat Yam, Bat Yam/Israel. 2009
Dérapage9, Centre de Design Uqam, Montreal/Canada. 2009
Off the Strip, Contemporary Arts Center, Las Vegas/USA. 2009
Video Kills, AB Project Galleries/HOF 96, Berlin/Germany. 2009
European Video Art Highlight, Lagari, Berlin/Germany. 2009
Unauthorized, Gallery RFD, Swainsboro/USA. 2009
T.A.O.M.A.C. vol.2, Gallery-33, Berlin/Germany. 2009
Alternative Film/Video 2008, Belgrade/Serbia. 2008
Detour, Third International Video Festival, Cairo/Egypt. 2008
Streaming Festival, Intl., The Hague/Netherlands. 2008
HollyWould, 11th Festival of New Media Arts, Los Angeles/USA. 2008
CologneOFF, Museum of Contemporary Art, Maracaibo/Venezuela. 2008
Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid. 2007/2008
Video Art Festival Miden, Kalamata, Athens/Greece. 2007
Electric Rats Dream Video Dreams, Celje/Slovenia. 2007
48-hours-Neukölln, Berlin/Germany. 2007
Dérapage7, Centre de Design Uqam, Montreal/Canada. 2007
Digitale Kunst, quartier21/MQ, Vienna/Austria. 2005
Unisex, Galerie GC 85, Berlin/Germany. 2004/05
ONE Smart Space, Vienna/Austria. 2003
quartier21/MQ, Vienna/Austria. 2002
Kunsthalle project space, Vienna/Austria. 2002
Tele(visions), Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna/Austria. 2002
Ars Electronica 2001 T.O.C. Campus, Linz/Austria. 2001
FILE-2001, São Paulo and Curitiba City/Brazil. 2001
Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna/Austria. 2001
Kunst Haus Dresden/Germany. 2000
Open '00, London/UK. 2000
Electrohype 2000, Malmö/Sweden. 2000
O.K Centrum für Gegenwartskunst, Linz/Austria. 2000
Diagonale 2000, Graz/Austria. 2000
Milia '98, Cannes/France. 1998
komm 97, Düsseldorf/Germany. 1997
Philips Haus, Vienna/Austria. 1997

11 people voted

2009-08-06 15:01:04


2009-08-06 14:41:22

intersting challenges! good luck!

2009-08-06 03:05:50

2009-08-03 22:11:39

2009-08-02 22:47:37

visual is not fun.sound is not good.

2009-08-01 02:57:23

2009-08-01 01:52:50

Be sure to check out the whole story behind the SOUND NOMADS project. It's a complex but really inspiring form of artistic expression. I really, really love it! Luxor 22.145 is just a part of it. I found a good introduction on

2009-07-31 21:01:58

2009-07-31 19:34:51

phantastic surprise

2009-07-31 17:30:14