BREATHING SPACE呼吸空间 — 交互艺术音乐装置
by Bisgaard / Rathschau / Lisboa (丹麦/葡萄牙)
丹麦/葡萄牙艺术家三人组Bisgaard / Rathschau / Lisboa结合艺术音乐和数字媒体设计，他们的作品被提名为2017念丹麦设计奖—最具历史创新展示奖，同时也被选为丹麦音乐奖2016冬季爵士的开场表演嘉宾。
这是这个艺术家三人组的第五件作品，在这个作品里任意的动作都可以作为表演的出发点，身处这个多种流派的装置中的Bisgaard / Rathschau / Lisboa将表演的主动权交予观众，将由他们来控制这个交互响应空间里的多台投影仪以及不同的声音。这件作品结合了观众与装置媒介的即兴互动，再介由感应器来触发，它的表现也随着每一次不同呼吸而成为这个空间里独一无二的存在。
Installation at gallery RØM 2017
Bisgaard / Rathschau / Lisboa 三人组早期的作品也是围绕Breathing Space的主题展开的，他们所有的作品都是同一个创作集群的一部分，尽管每一个作品看起来很像是独立存在的艺术品，每一个个体间也有着强大的内在联系。
他们的第一个作品Never Ending Shanghai(‘无限上海’)以时间旅行的方式将现代与上世纪二十年代的上海相连接。观众们随着新颖的音乐和壮观的数字场景在时间的长河里穿行，欣赏由23位音乐家组成的现场演奏和光线在雕塑表面的多重投影。这件作品最初的灵感是来自丹麦奥胡斯大学历史系学者研究的一个构造在现实世界中的虚拟故事。这个故事最初是被作为互动数字漫画发行，’无限上海’作品中的视觉艺术部分是一个将1920年代的老照片与现代风格的电影动画，摄影作品与动态图片的集合。视觉艺术家和设计师 Laura Rathschau将不同的视觉元素，经由她个人强大的对美的感知力，将模拟和数字图像完美的结合，创造了全新的艺术表达。
Stage performance at Aarhus Concert hall
Breathing Space(‘呼吸空间’)源于作品Never Ending Shanghai(‘无限上海’)，它是一个基于对前期表演的情感诠释的抽象作品。同Bisgaard/Rathschau/Lisboa这个组合的所有作品一样，不同的空间在同一时刻被连接却又保持相互独立的存在。这个三人组的下一个野心勃勃的计划则是从’呼吸空间’中衍生出一个口袋作品。它会是一个交互式的手机app，这个app结合了音乐和视觉艺术，同时配有一个自制投影仪，你可以通过它在上海的老街巷里漫步。这个app创造了一个全新的实体艺术作品，让每个人在家观赏艺术成为可能。(目前它的第一个版本正在测试中。)
Signe Bisgaard, Laura Rathschau和Ruben Lisboa三位1981年出生的艺术家从两年前开始合作，他们一起探索视觉，听觉和内在情感的联系，促进艺术与爵士的协作与互动。
音乐的创作来自Signe Bisgaard，她将现代爵士与现场演奏代入数字化的音乐合成器，激光与脉冲效果。她的作品被丹麦国家广播和电视台播放并颇受好评，作为领队她曾带领乐队在挪威，德国，荷兰，乌克兰和捷克等国演出。Signe Bisgaard擅长的领域是古典乐与爵士，当她还是一名年轻的音乐学院爵士钢琴专业的学生时，她的作品已经显现出与大多数同学的不同，工作后她活跃在爵士界，作品涉及了电影配乐，四重奏，先锋爵士等等。在内心持续寻求音乐与艺术渴望的驱使下，她搬去德国居住了一年，并在回到丹麦的几年后完成了作曲专业的硕士学位。在研究生的那段时间，她也曾前往挪威学习古典作曲，并师从乐队NDR Bigband的领队，挪威爵士音乐家Geir Lysne.
经过这些年的成长，不断的旅行和学习，并积极探索与深度发掘自己音乐作品一致性与接受度，造就了一个汲百家之所长对一切都充满好奇心的作曲家，总是不断寻求和尝试新的作曲方式。她的最新专辑被评为’年度十佳爵士专辑’之一，她本人也在丹麦爵士音乐奖被提名为’年度爵士作曲家’。丹麦报纸Politiken给予她极高的评价— ‘Signe Bisgaard以一种安静的方式超越了音乐大型合奏的现有可能’。
'叙事，音乐和图像画面里的连续性是一次独一无二的体验。' -- 奥胡斯爵士艺术节 2017年6月
Laura Rathschau是一位多来自哥本哈根的多元化概念设计师。她曾经做过音乐家— 大部分时间作为一个贝斯手，并且她曾在日本，巴西，英国和法国，德国，挪威和美国演出。2004年，她被丹麦皇家设计学院的艺术与设计专业录取，在设计学院度过的五年的时光中，她发掘出自己对将纺织品设计与声音和装置艺术结合的热爱。那段时间她同时也与来自布宜诺斯艾利斯的艺术家们一起工作，此外她还在加拿大的安大略艺术设计学院学习了胶片和摄影技巧，并且开始用展览和表演来增加她的艺术表现力。
Laura Rathschau为Sonár Cph做过视觉设计，为Roskilde Festival，丹麦音乐厅，以及RØM艺术空间做过试听艺术装置。她也为不同的丹麦艺术家做过舞台设计，音乐作品和音乐视频。
她在作为贝斯手的时候与Signe Bisgaard结缘并开始合作，她们组成了一个女子乐队，并为某丹麦著名演员的伴奏，当乐队解散的时候，她们已经能对许多事物达成很强的共识，比如对音乐，艺术的理解和从头脑风暴中涌现的无穷无尽的新想法，两个人经常一聊就聊至深夜。她们最爱的话题是探讨音乐和图像的内在联系，并有着无数灵感和创意想要去尝试。在成立二人组后不久，Ruben Lisboa加入了组合，并成为这个团体不可分割的一部分。
Ruben Lisboa曾今与Sonár Cph, Roskilde Festival (罗斯基勒音乐节)，画廊，美术馆及许多艺术家和艺术机构合作。他也作为CIID(哥本哈根交互设计中心)研究小组的一员，参与了多个项目，其中包括奥地利林茨Ars Electronica Festival(Ars电子艺术节)中的一个研讨会项目。
Interactive art and music installation
by Bisgaard / Rathschau / Lisboa (DK / P)
Bisgaard/Rathschau/Lisboa is a Danish/Portuguese trio combining modern art, music and digital design. Their works have been shortlisted at Danish Design Awards 2017, nominated as Most Innovative History-presentation and was chosen as opening act at Danish Music Awards Jazz November 2016.
In this fifth work from the trio, arbitrary movements are the starting point. In a multi-genre installation, Bisgaard/Rathschau/Lisboa offers the audience control of their work in a responsive room with multiple projections and sounds. The work is defined from the cyclic dialogue between the materials and the people present, and triggered by sensors in the room. Its expression is ever-changing and every breath is unique in the instant depiction of the space.
The installation explores new perspectives on real time composition in an united output of visual and auditive art. It unfolds with music, videos and moving images in a distinct experience for eyes and ears. As in a holistic spaceship, everything is connected. From small movements in space everything is given life – and the audience is invited to compose and join the meditative journey on board.
Installation at gallery RØM 2017
The previous works from the trio are all connected to the Breathing Space-universe. All of their works are part of the same cluster, and they have a strong background-connection, even though each work is at the same time an independent stand-alone piece of art.
Their first production Never Ending Shanghai is a time-travel connecting Shanghai in the 1920’s with our time. With innovative music and spectacular digital scenography, the audience was sent back and forth in time, in an overwhelming performance with 23 musicians live on stage and multiple projections on sculptural surfaces. The work was based on a fictitious story in a factual setting, researched by historians from the University of Aarhus, Denmark. The story was originally released as an interactive digital comic, and the visual artwork in Never Ending Shanghai is a mix of original source-photos from that period, modern animated movies from the comics and analogue pictures and moving images. Designer and visual artist Laura Rathschau processed the diverse visual inputs, and created a new expression, using her personal strong aesthetics mixing analogue and digitally programmed visuals.
Stage performance at Aarhus Concert hall
Breathing Space originates from Never Ending Shanghai, and it is a new abstract work based on emotional interpretations of the former stage performance. As all works from Bisgaard/Rathschau/Lisboa, the different universes are connected but at the same time independent.
The next ambitious work from the trio is a pocket work, derived from the installation Breathing Space. It is an interactive app for smartphone, in which you wander the old streets of Shanghai. The app combines music and visual art, and it comes with a DIY-projector. It offers a brand new, physical piece of art for everybody to enjoy at home. The first test version is out now.
Signe Bisgaard, Laura Rathschau and Ruben Lisboa have been working together for the last 2 years. An exploration of the connection between eye, ear and mind drive the collaboration where art meets jazz meets interactivity. The three artists are all born in 1981.
Music is written by Signe Bisgaard, who brings her background in contemporary jazz with live-played acoustic instruments into a digital universe of synthesizers, lasers and glitch-effects. Her critically acclaimed works have been played on Danish radio and television, and as a bandleader she has performed in a.o. Norway, Germany, Netherlands, Ukraine and the Czech Republique. She’s working in the field between classical music and jazz, and when she was a younger jazzpiano-student at the music conservatory, her music was always different from the others’. She worked in the borderland of jazz, sometimes doing film-music, sometimes with string-quartets and sometimes with avantgarde freejazz. In her longing for coherence, she moved to Germany for a year, and after a few years back in Denmark finishing her master-degree, she was selected for the advanced postgraduate-programme as a composer. In this context she moved to Norway to study classical composition and take lessons with the current leader of the NDR Bigband, Geir Lysne.
These formative years with travelling and a deep exploratory desire to find coherence and acceptance of her own musical expression, brought together an open-minded and curious composer, always seeking new ways. Her last album was chosen to be amongst the 10 best jazz albums of the year, gave her the nomination as jazz composer of the year at the Danish Music Awards Jazz, and Danish daily broadsheet Politiken gave her top-character saying “In a quiet manner, Signe Bisgaard breaks the borders of what’s possible in music for large ensemble.”
“The coherent experience of storytelling, music and images is a unique experience “ (Danish review of Bisgaard/Rathshau/Lisboa at Aarhus Jazzfestival, July 2017)
Laura Rathschau is a multidisciplinary conceptual designer based in Copenhagen. She started her career being a musician, mostly as a live bass player touring in Japan, Brazil, UK, France, Germany, Norway and several times in the U.S. In 2004 she was accepted at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine arts and Design, and here she studied for 5 years exploring her passion for textile design mixed with sound and installation-art. In that period she both worked with artists in Buenos Aires and studied film- and photo techniques at Ontario Academy of Art in Toronto, and refined her artistic expression with exhibitions, performances etc.
The aesthetic focal point of Laura Rathschau’s work is the dialogue between the analogue and the digitally programmed work. She is passionate about opposites and combines textures, movements, space, tactility and electronics in an ongoing investigation of reactions to relations. Her ideas and visions occur in both physical and digital spaces.
Laura Rathschau has made visuals for Sonár Cph, audiovisual art installations for Roskilde Festival, The Danish Concert Hall and the art space RØM, she also did stage design, music artwork + music videos for various Danish artists.
Her career as a bass-player actually led to the cooperation with Signe Bisgaard. Together they were the female backing-band for a famous Danish actress, and when the band ended, they had a strong common understanding of one another. Their mutual understanding of music and art, and the infinite number of ideas that kept coming in an endless brainstorm, led to many late nights of talking. The favorite topic was the understanding of the connection between music and images, and the numerous ideas that they wanted to try out. After working as a duo for a short while, Ruben Lisboa became an indispensable part of their partnership.
Ruben Lisboa is from a family of photographers. Both his grandparents, father and brother are photographers, and he grew up in Portugal with photo studios and photo equipment around him. At a young age he started working as a photographer himself, but after he moved to Copenhagen in 2006 his love of technology led him to work with software development too.
As an artist Ruben Lisboa is combining the old, analogue handcraft as a photographer with digital art and technology. Most of his works are audiovisual, often reflecting eternal transformations and mental illusions. Another recurring theme in Ruben Lisboa’s work is the interplay of interactivity and sound. With sound machines, live “sound- plants” and new innovative instruments his inventions explore the many possibilities in multimedia art.
Ruben Lisboa has collaborated with Sonár Cph, Roskilde Festival, galleries and many other artists and institutions. He’s been part of the research group at Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design CIID – and among other things he has done a workshop at Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria.
Ruben Lisboa is involved with the international MAKER movement, sharing the interest in building, inventing and sharing knowledge throughout many different disciplines. He recently won a prize at Philadelphia University in the United States, for his collaboration in an innovation challenge mentored by Johnson & Johnson. He’s also a software developer at the international company Deltek.
NEU TECH CHINA
August 26th 2017
Venue: Chao hotel
4 Workers’ Stadium East Road
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