Generative Audiovisual Installation & Live Show,
Single 16:9 Screen, 4.1 sound
CLUSTER, the next generation of Kurt Hentschläger's generative
3D and audio work, is moving the focus onto group behavior and
interaction, particularly looking at swarm phenomena. In the
weightless choreography of CLUSTER human figures appear mostly
as anonymous particles, as a pulsing, amorphous mass, a cloud of
blurry matter from body parts and light. The work is visually
fluctuating between realistic and abstract forms.
By its generative nature never fully predictable, CLUSTER
describes a meta-organism with decidedly anti-individualistic
character. While the 3D characters are of human form, their
behavior is not.
The work draws from both repetitive elements, as well as from
"natural" improvised structures. The bulk of sounds in CLUSTER
is rendered by the events driving the work - swarm motion and
behavior as well as changes in light and color.
CLUSTER goes through several stages to eventually presenting a
humanoid cluster, packed tightly, spinning and tumbling through
space, bodies glued together by gravity and kinetic forces.
CLUSTER is part of Kurt Hentschläger's "re-animated" body of
work, including CORE (2012), HIVE (2011) and MATTER (2012).
Ascani- EMPAC 2012
© Kurt Hentschläger 2012