|type: screening / installation|
|date: Friday 28/11/2008 - Saturday 29/11/2008|
|time: every hour between 15:00-20:00|
|duration: 45 min|
Flatland takes the spectator on a journey through a two-dimensional world behind the letters of a book. The story is told from the perspective of a pixelsized dot that is on a quest for the third dimension.
Flatland - Part I is a multimedia performance where letters, images and small notes are projected onto a 3mx4m book that you can read, hear and see transform as the story develops. In this first part we follow Flatman through his reflections, through the worlds of bi-dimensionality and perspective, until he discovers that his temporary existence in the 3D world is only possible if there is an audience watching him. Happy with the discovery but annoyed with the conditions, Flatman creates a strategy for achieving 3D immortality.
Patricia Portela, Portugal 1974, has a background in set and costume design. She completed her studies in Lisbon, Utrecht and Denmark. Since 1994 she has been working for several independent theatre and dance companies, mainly as a costume designer, dramaturge or decorator. In 2006 she finished the last episode of the multimedia performance trilogy Flatland. The first of the three episodes won the Acarte/Maria Madalena de Azeredo Perdigão 2004 award. Her last piece Banquet premiered in Vooruit, Ghent and played in Bozar, Brussels in 2007.
Cimatics presents an exhibition of Casey Reas' Process series at MediaRuimte. In this work Reas explores the relationship between naturally evolved systems and engineered and synthetic systems. (presented by <> TAG)
On Friday Nov 28 Cimatics presents the world-release of the VIDOS DVD. This release with videos to the music of ex-Funkstörung Michael Fakesch' album DOS will be part of the screening program and there will be a special dj/live concert by Michael Fakesch himself.
In collaboration with Transmediale festival Berlin we present a 'best of' of the screening programme as selected for Transmediale 2008. The selection presents work by Semiconductor, Xu Tan, Michelle Deignan and many others.