On February 2nd we took part in the multi-medial Pale Blue Dot concert in Utrecht. The Pale Blue Dot concert consisted of a series of pieces written by young Dutch composers and performed by an acoustic ensemble of musicians. The pieces were all inspired by the famous photograph of the Earth, taken by the Voyager 1 space probe in 1990 from 6 billion kilometres away. These compositions were accompanied by artists from different disciplines.
We were invited by Bas Bouma to create visuals to accompany his piece “This Particular Universe”. His piece explores the life of the Universe and the patterns within it, from the Big Bang to the formation of the solar system to the appearance of the first tiny life forms on Earth and finally to the moment when human beings take a picture of themselves from six billion kilometres away. We were happy to accept and created a fifteen minute interactive live performance based on “This Particular Universe” to accompany the musicians.
Below are a few pictures and stills of the performance:
Refined new camera crows, randomly looking around
A Look Inside Brussels
Here are a few pictures from Sphere and panoptICONS in Brussels:
A Look Inside
Our projects Sphere and panoptICONS will be exposed at the exhibition ‘A Look Inside’; An art exhibition reflecting upon privacy and technology.
Sphere at Byob!
Come check out our interactive video-installation Sphere at Bring Your Own Beamer!
Friday December 14th, SETUP, Liefhebber and FIBER will join forces for a combined Bring Your Own Beamer in Utrecht. Experienced in both Amsterdam and Utrecht the three will push this one-night-exhibition into a visual extravaganza. This collaboration will take place in the old, beautiful industrial hangar of NUtrecht at the Cartesiusweg in Utrecht, right next to trainstation ‘Zuilen’, making it easily accessible by train. Click here to see the event on Facebook.
Here is a clip from Sphere during Museumnacht Amsterdam.
Sphere in Amsterdam for Museumn8
Saturday November 3rd we will be showing our new video-installation Sphere in de Oude Kerk in Amsterdam, for museumn8!
Here’s a little preview:
Here is a short clip of our Citylights project
Plantmines @ Kleurenblind Festival 2012
Here’s a short impression of the Plantmines making a happy mess during Kleurenblind festival.
Upcoming project: Plantmines
Citylights @ Wonderground Festival Paradiso Amsterdam 2012
The next day, Saturday the 26th, we will be showing our new Citylights installation at Wonderground festival in Paradiso, Amsterdam!
Citylights test #1
Here’s one of the first tests for our upcoming interactive installation: Citylights. We’ll be generating audio effects based on light drawings.
For the French documentary series Streetosphere we were invited to be filmed while we placed a few camerabirds in Amsterdam. The video below is a preview for the episode about Amsterdam. You can see a very short preview of our part of the episode at 0:27, hopefully we can show you the whole thing soon.
Lost & Found video finished!
Lost & Found at the First Class Grand-Cafe Amsterdam
FRONT404 will show their Lost & Found installation at the historic First Class Grand-Cafe at Amsterdam Central Station for the Rocket Cinema Festival. This will take place Saturday the 19th of November, come check it out!
Lost & Found at Rocket Cinema Festival
On Saturday November 12th FRONT404 showed their new interactive video-installation at the Rocket Cinema Festival 2011. The festival took place at the beautiful location of the Railway museum in Utrecht.
panoptICONS wins at Memefest 2011
Yay! Our panoptICONS project was one of the winners in the Memefest 2011 friendly competition in the category Beyond…. As their website says ‘The “Beyond…” category hopes to bring out new visual and conceptual forms of communication which catalyze social change while engaging people as something more than mere consumers.’
panoptICONS at Big Brother awards 2010 on NOS news
The camerabirds were present at the Big Brother awards 2010 in Amsterdam. The BB awards are awarded to the worst Dutch privacy violators by Bits of Freedom. You can see the birds in this Dutch news item. Click here to watch the video, the Big Brother awards item starts at 5:10.
My Green City
The awesome people over at Gestalten included our panopticons project in a new art book called “My Green City: Back to nature with attitude and style”. You can get it here!
panoptICONS in Goedele
The panoptICONS project was featured in the February edition of Belgian lifestyle magazine Goedele.
panoptICONS at CPDP in Brussels
From the 24th till the 28th of January we will show our panoptICONS project in Les Halles de Schaerbeek in Brussels as part of the CPDP 2011 conference.
panoptICONS at Paradiso Amsterdam
From 13 December till 27 December 2010 Helden are infiltrating in Paradiso Amsterdam with our panoptICONS project. More information about the Infiltration Series can be found here.
FRONT404 at Ignite Amsterdam
Wednesday the 24th of November FRONT404 will be presenting at the Ignite evening in Mediamatic Amsterdam. The evening is about sensors and FRONT404 will be talking about the Chemistree. Awesome! More info about the Ignite night can be found on here.
FRONT404 at PechaKucha Amsterdam
Today (wednesday 13 October) FRONT404 will be speaking at the PechaKucha night in Amsterdam. We’ll give a short presentation about the projects we’ve done together. There will be 11 other speakers, drinks and music, so it should be pretty cool!
FRONT404 on Spanish television
We were interviewed for the Spanish news by Antena 3. Click here to watch the video.
panoptICONS in the Holland Times
Our panoptICONS project was featured in the October 2010 issue of expat newspaper the Holland Times. Click the picture below for a larger version to can read the text.
We will be at TodaysArt 2010 festival in The Hague on September 24 and 25! We’re going to spread camerabirds throughout the city and you can visit our birdcage in the Koorenhuis!
panoptICONS at EJECT 2010
We’ll be showing our panoptICONS project at the graduation expo in Hilversum this week!
From 19th through 27th of May our panoptICONS project will be a part of the Re:Visie exposition in the CBKU (center for visual arts Utrecht). For the first time ever people can watch a camerabird in captivity as she feeds her camerachicks with the privacy of the visitors!