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28 Oct 2017

The Macula: Hidden Towers

Inspired by the writing of William Gibson, ‘the father of cyberpunk’, whose dystopian novels of the 1980s and 1990s (including Neuromancer and All Tomorrow’s Parties) now seem like documents that have both predicted and informed our present day, Czech studio The Macula presents an audiovisual journey through cyberspace. An ominous drone grows as the viewer is sent on a twisting, turning 360° trip through kaleidoscopic virtual space, where just as patterns seem to become identifiable, they shift and warp once more: clouds of particles give way to infinitely complex geometrics, mysterious mechanisms and star-filled spaces.

“gorgeous, mind-melting and inspiring” Vice’s The Creators on SIM/NEBULA

Sat 28 October, 18.30 & 21.00
Glasgow Science Centre Planetarium, 50 Pacific Quay, G51 1EA
Running time: 10 minutes
Part of Sonica

The Macula (Amar Mulabegovic, Jan Sima & Petr Foltera)

The Macula project explores the relationship between image, sound and the viewer. It challenges established limits and pushes artistic boundaries in search of alternative perspectives. When the standard 2D projection screen was becoming too predictable, artists’ efforts to explore something new led to the discovery of video mapping, a new visual language using open space projection on any surface. The goal is to achieve a perfect symbiosis

Videomapping uses everyday entertainment technology in a new, innovative way. The main objective is to use projections tailored to the selected surface or object to challenge the viewer’s perception of perspective. The projector allows shapes, line and space to bend and be enhanced. A suggestive play of light on a physical object creates a new dimension and changes the perception of a seemingly ordinary object; everything becomes an illusion.

Amar Mulabegovic Jan Sima Petr Foltera

About Sonica
Sonica is a year-round touring programme dedicated to world-class visual sonic arts, punctuated by an 11-day biennial festival in Glasgow and a biennial long weekend at Kings Place, London. We present exceptional international artists alongside emerging Scottish talent in collaboration with renowned co-producers and venues.  Since 2012, over 70,000 people have seen a Sonica event. sonic-a.co.uk 

About Cryptic

Cryptic is an award winning Glasgow-based internationally renowned producing arts house, presenting today’s most imaginative, innovative artists whilst also nurturing the creative talent of tomorrow. We create memorable experiences that engage and inspire our audiences. Cryptic ‘ravishes the senses’ with multi-media performances that fuse music, sonic and visual art.  cryptic.org.uk

Organised in collaboration with:

Glasgow Science Centre Planetarium, 50 Pacific Quay, G51 1EA

28 Oct 2017


Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event

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