Audio-visual Installation, 2012
5 video projections, each with multi-channel audio
CORE is an expansive installation for five independent,
interlinked projections of 3D-animated humanoid bodies, each
populating an artificial void space. Without ever tiring the
discrete groups of bodies spread and gather, in eternal
commotion. Each body manifests a discrete sound voice, all of
which together create the drone-like sound-scape of the work.
While CORE is foremost an audiovisual composition, following a
dramaturgical arc over time, detailed body movements are created
generatively, based on a computer process mimicking worldly laws
of physics. Within set limits, unpredictable behavior informs
body motion and sound, thus the work feels organic and "alive",
along a recognizable structure but never quite repeating,
without obvious beginning or end.
CORE was commissioned as part of the London 2012 Festival / the
Cultural Program of the London, UK Summer Olympics 2012, for a
historic machine hall in Ironbridge, credited with being the
birthplace of the Industrial Revolution.
CORE is part of Kurt Hentschläger's "re-animated" body of work,
including CLUSTER (2009-2012), HIVE (2011) and MATTER (2012).
© Kurt Hentschläger 2012