KHM@CityLeaks: Portal#11


Wormholes in urban space
07.06.2021 to 11.06.2021, Bahnbögen Köln Ehrenfeld (Hüttenstraße)

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with Bidisha Das, David Sandoval, Emil Adam, Hye Young Sin, Jee Soo Hong, Jeff Schaul, Josh Gutowski, Kihuun Park, Naoto Hieda, Rebecca Beauchamp, Sebastian Marin, Soojin Ok, Yue Wang, under direction of Tobias Hartmann, Karin Lingnau, Max Schweder (exMedia Sound & exMedia Lab).

portal #11 – wormholes in urban space
all week long:
Naoto Hieda, on site observations and recordings, interviews, performance
Jeff Schaul, The Portal, preparations for online and on site mapping and installation
Jeesoo Hong, Kihuun Park, Soojin Ok – The stones speak to you, AR installation
Hye Young Sin – For an unknown bird, installation
Our digital portal #11: https://hubs.mozilla.com/8h3Ae7L/
and of course mapping experiments, sound recordings, tests and working on site….

Monday:
Setup

Tuesday:
Setup, sound and projection tests, some portal-projections

Wednesday:
Rebecca Beauchamp, Bidisha Das, Anastasia Osoianu – otic.radio – Utopian soundscapes (18:00 – 20:00)
Jeff Schaul – The Portal, on site and online-installation mapping

Thursday:
Jeff Schaul – The Portal, on site and online-installation mapping
Jeesoo Hong, Kihuun Park, Soojin Ok – The stones speak to you, AR installation + intervention
Bidisha Das – Station Somewhere, sound installation

Friday:
Jeesoo Hong, Kihuun Park, Soojin Ok – The stones speak to you, AR installation + intervention
Jeff Schaul – The Portal, on site and online-installation mapping
Bidisha Das – Station Somewhere, sound installation
Sebastian Marin, David Sandoval, projection-performance / evening

Sunday:
Jeesoo Hong, Kihuun Park, Soojin Ok – The stones speak to you, AR installation + intervention
Naoto Hieda, on site live projection
Jeff Schaul – The Portal, on site, tinsel light installation
Bidisha Das – Station Somewhere, sound installation

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Details about the works (updated successively)

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KHM is part of CityLeaks Urban Art Festival Cologne with this years motto Simul et Singulis from 07.06.2021 to 11.06.2021. The “wormholes in urban space” will take place all day as part of the CityLeaks Academy 2021. Transdisciplinary approaches establish the ground for a dialogue of artistic and scientific positions on the thematic field of “Urban spaces: utopias, open spaces and densification”. Central location of the festival are the Bahnbögen in Köln-Ehrenfeld. Approaching the space by using the idea of the portal, by connecting the digital with the analogue, the actual site with digital counterparts. The site itself becomes a place for testing, enabling and playing in different worlds and states of mind.

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image: Naoto Hieda, rebuild of the arcs in digital space

Over the course of the week, one of the railway arches on Hüttenstraße will be transformed and played in with elements such as light, sound, kinetics, text, AR, animation…
Starting points are questions about correspondences between the actual places on site, with architectural, material and digital locations overlapping and conferring with each other, triggering transformation processes of existing open spaces and thinking about personal, common and urban utopias.

Current and utopian, real and fictional spaces, be it visualized or made audible, will be explored and experimented with, with a wish to incite thinking about the potentialities of the space inhabited, participated in or visited in this week.

During the week the artists can use the free commons tool ALL YOUR BASE, a mobile media-art installation that combines everything necessary for interactive digital art on a mobile platform: a tactical tool for spontaneous audio-visual media art in urban spaces. ALL YOUR BASE was developed and realized by CYLVESTER, together with the project partners urbanana and visit_NRW during CityLeaks Urban Art Festival 2021.

image: ALL YOUR BASE, by CYLVESTER

Works/presentations at portal #11 (tbc)

Jeff Schaul, The Portal, mapping on site and online installation
The portal connects the digital space with the space that is real to us. From arc 11 we look into the digital arc and vice versa. Here you and your avatar can face each other. Furthermore there will be your personal space inside the tinsel cabin.

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Naoto Hieda, on site recordings and observations, interviews, performance
#episodes

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Jeesoo Hong, Kihuun Park, Soojin Ok – The stones speak to you, AR installation + intervention
The stones that connect space and memory allow the audience to face unlimited imaginations, interpretations, and history beyond time.

Bidisha Das – Station Somewhere, sound installation

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Hye Young Sin – For an unknown bird, installation
For an unknown bird is an installation, inspired by a male bowerbird which builds up a bower for courtship. The artist regards herself as a female bowerbird and constructs a bower for an imaginery unknown bird by using natural elements.

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Rebecca Beauchamp, Bidisha Das, Anastasia Osoianu, otic.radio – Utopian Soundscapes
otic.radio provide a dj installation hybrid, showcasing ambient and experimental selections which evoke subjective utopias.

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Josh Gutowski, Virtual Reforestation, mapping
The virtual space is leaking, filling in the gaps of the physical. Can we wait for our urban spaces to regrow, or do we use the digital as a supplement?

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