Our association KIKK has launched a new artistic production and distribution platform. Here is a presentation of a few of the last projects we produced. If you wish to know more about them, write to Marie at marie[at]kikk.be.
Antoine Bertin, Hearing Gravity, 2018.
Hearing Gravity is a sound experience. The work is an artistic exploration of black holes and the sculpting of time by gravity, developed in collaboration with relativity theorist André Füzfa. Bringing together sound storytelling, immersive theatre and spatial audio installation, the experience is for 1 person at a time and lasts 15 minutes per visitor.
Hearing Gravity relies on an intense audio illusion elaborated by artist Antoine Bertin, based on a bespoke binaural recording setup working in combination with a custom software. Binaural audio is a framework for the capture, process and restitution of hyperrealistic sound. 3D for the ear.
Developed in close collaboration with science, the artwork seeks to create new sensorial, emotional and mystical connections with a reality that appears out of reach to us, due to its astronomical proportions.
Superbe, SMing, 2018
SMing is an interactive choir installation offering people the chance to simultaneously be both an entire choir and its conductor.
We first record the visitor’s voice in audio and video. The voice is analysed and software-modified to compose a full choir, from baryton to soprano.
People will then lead the orchestra thanks to the magical baton.A 3 axis-accelerometer is placed inside the baton to follow the conductor’s movements. Users take control of the choir’s rhythm and intensity, and give the music a full artistic privacy. Each screen is a voice of the choir created from the original sound that was first recorded. The music you hear is determined by people’s movements and tone of voice. It is inspired by chords of musical writers. We want to make people experience the music in a different way, as they are immersed into their own vibration and harmony.
Alain Wergifosse, Microscopies, 2018
Alain Wergifosse is an experimental videographer and sound artist, specialising in synthesis and interactive systems. An expatriate living in Barcelona for many years, he has travelled the world with his solo and accompanied sound manipulation electronic feedback projects. Since his return to Belgium, his work has become more visual, using interactive self-generative video and optical microscopy. He has developed a new amplification system for plants and micro algae, among other things.
In his video installations, Alain Wergifosse uses fantasy to explore the limits of what we see and hear. A deep, immersive experience: the audience can come and explore up close the astonishing forms and hypnotic textures of the real and invented hidden side of nature, inspiring to the imagination. The « microscopies » are a series of 12 video artworks that are presented together, they have been created thanks to a custom system made by the artist which comprises a microscope coupled to a 4K camera enabling to get high definition images of microscopic landscapes. The slow videos seem to be computer generated graphics but that are in fact real images of natural events unfolding before your eyes.
In this work, chemical phenomenons are approached from a poetic angle transforming sugar of vitamine C’s crystallization into surreal and fascinating landscapes or observing unicellular organisms like amoeba or stentors (one of the largest single celled organisms found in water) like if they were alien creatures.
The « microscopies » are presented along a series of « erosions », videos created out of Larsen video and other analog and digital manipulations. Although the outcome really resemble the natural phenomenas, they blur the boundaries between what is real and what is man-made .