DANCING HOUSE won the 1st place
in the LichtRouten award 2013
.Bring the Spa House to Dance
The third projection bienniale "Lichtsicht" at Bad Rothenfelde, which opens this Saturday, brings the viewer right into motion. This time it is not only to discover the media art works created between the old and new salt-evaporation and spa-park ponds while walking, but the Austrian Klaus Obermaier challenges the viewer before the therapy center for gymnastic exercises.
The more movement in a defined field in front of the therapy center, the stronger is the projection on the facade altered. The media artist, director and choreographer projected a photo of the classical facade of the building Kurmittelhaus congruent. Using a camera he takes on the movements of the viewer and lets them influence different programs. Once batting light flashes, then constructive grids get in motion and finally the composite of the stones fall into dissolution. As the viewer moves violently enough, he can bring the entire facade to collapse.Mindener Tageblatt
Ursula Koch, October 1, 2011Vibrant Real-time Work of Art
With the worth seeing performance "the concept of ... (here and now)" by Austrian media artist Klaus Obermaier began on Saturday the "lichtsicht" in Bad Rothenfelde.
Electronic sounds echo through the salty air on the new graduation works. Two dancers appear on stage in the spotlight, and perform an expressive series of static figures and dynamic movement sequences to the music.
At the same time their bodies are recorded by cameras on stage, their images are modulated in a PC and the result is projected on a giant screen that is attached to the graduation works. Here the bodies mutate to dematerialized graphic structures or condense to abstract landscapes of moving verticals in red and white.
The music changes. After the floating sounds by José M. Sánchez-Verdú bizarre rhythm comes into the game in a original composition by Obermaier himself. The dancers, dressed in black and white now, transform on the canvas into planar and streaky textures, corporeal, sensuous. A vibrant real-time work of art created for the fascination of the moment.
The eyes of the viewer switches between stage and screen, between reality and artistic conversion. The perspective of the camera creates a new vision, thanks to the alienation by the PC.
Obermaier and the dancers of the Accademia Nazionale di Danza in Rome invite to a finale with music by Alessandro Scarlatti. Through a software programmed by the Austrians now not only the images but also the baroque sounds get chopped up, scratched, re-composed to a new aesthetic.
Humorously an oversized foot tickles a woman lying on the ground, in the agony of laughter. Here it becomes clear that the dancers are responsible for a difficult task, in certain sequences of the performance both to act and as well as keep the canvas in mind to produce "correct" images.
Finally, Obermaier reproduces the dancers to the original music of Scarlatti, choreographs them extensively covering the giant screen, until hordes of tutus explode like a grand display of fireworks.Neue Osnabruecker Zeitung
Tom Bullmann, Oktober 3, 2011