is a continuously expanded series of works focussing on Klaus Obermaier's longterm artistic research in nonverbal communication with facial and corporeal expressions and paralanguage and moreover in the human body as the interface between the real and the virtual, as an object of constant redefinition and reinvention.
The live interaction between sound, movement, gestures, voice and visuals
form an immersive environment, where the body talks, the face screams, the visuals sound
and the voice cracks.
Since the performance D.A.V.E.
(1998) Klaus Obermaier explores faces in the context of performance and art. Subsequent works like the community installation FACE IT
or the portrait series ARTISTS
deepened this examination. About 20 years ago he started to experiment with nonverbal voice in his live shows.
however leans to more abstract real-time generated computer graphics and electronic soundscapes which use various techniques, like physics simulations, rigged 3D renderings, feedback loops, live cameras, ... and react to sounds or gestures.
The audio part also uses many diverse components, like virtual modular synths, generative sounds, inputs from microphone or guitar, just to name a few. And of course many sounds and visuals are either created live on stage or at least manipulated by MIDI controllers.
Nevertheless both shows share similar features, are overlapping to some extent
and may be shown together.
FACELESS_VOICELESS - 16 November 2018
featuring Barbara Vuzem, dance/voice
random string festival of arts, play and real-time technologies
Warwick Arts Centre
University of Warwick / UK
FACELESS_VOICELESS - 21 September 2018 at Centrul de Interes
opening performance of the art exhibition
Jeune Création Européenne, Fundaţia Culturală Intact
Cluj / Romania
FACELESS_VOICELESS - 13 June 2018 at telenoika
Barcelona / Spian
FACELESS_VOICELESS - 24 September 2017 at Live Cinema Festival
MACRO - Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome / Italy
FACELESS was the opening performance of of the exhibition ERROR 404: TERRITORIES OF ABSENCE in context with Klaus Obermaier's interactive installation VISAGE R-0-R
27 April 2017 at the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Bucharest, Romania.
SPECTRAL was premiered on September 29, 2016 at Clujotronic - Electro Arts Festival
Cluj-Napoca / Romania