Venue: Festspielhaus Hellerau,     Day: 16 - 19 NOV 2017    
Photo: © Michael Saup
Michael Saup &
Orbis Lumen
New work, 2017
Orbis Lumen presents a three-dimensional world map built from multiple layers of white industrial sugar cubes. The map is placed on a transparent platform. Animated light patterns illuminate the translucent sugar cubes from below. Animated world models are projected onto the white sugar cubes from above.

The use of sugar cubes as “pixels” emphasizes the intimate relationship between information, energy, resources and the resulting impact on the world. Orbis Lumen is a planetary icon promoting our responsibility for stewarding and maintaining Earth’s complex systems for future generations.

Prof. Michael Saup was a founding professor of digital media art at HfG/ZKM University in Germany and a founding director of the Oasis Archive of the European Union. He is an artist who has pioneered the use of software as an artistic medium. His work has been awarded prizes by, amongst others, the Ars Electronica, the Media Arts Festival Tokyo and the UNESCO Commission. seeks to promote a virtual cultural heritage in order to foster positive aspects of humanity, such as tolerance and compassion; all being prerequisites for peace. It is believed that virtual reality will expand our capacity to embrace immersive intelligence, a prerequisite for inheriting the world we are currently shaping.

Co-Production: Trans-Media-Akademie & Michael Saup, 2017

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All works shown in the exhibition
Werner Klotz
Colore Mobile Immensum
Werner Klotz’ works are exclusively within site-specific and interactive contexts that rely on viewer participation to emphasize themes and ideas unique to each project.
Robertina Šebjanič
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Interactive bioart that explores the phenomena of interspecies communication, sonification of the environment, and underwater acoustic/bioacoustics, using jellyfish.
Talking Piano
Peter Ablinger
A mechanical piano that emulates the frequency spectrum of Sigmund Freud's voice.
Exhibition & Escape Now!
3D real time a/v generation
Michael Saup &
Orbis Lumen
Completely new installation by the Ars Electronica award-winning professor.
Jules Richard Museum
Early Stereoscopic Pornography
A historical apparatus and a kind of best off from 100 years of erotica in stereoscopic presentation technique.
The World as Will and Representation.
new production
Roaches and robot dogs in final coexistence, dipped into the red light of warming lamps. The foyer of the Festspielhaus in a different way.
Andreas Trobollowitsch
»Santa Melodica« (Installation)
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Blanca Rego
Digital Materialism
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Lasse Raus
Hentai Haiku
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HeeWon Lee
The Rain (La Pluie)
Virtual Reality 360° Video, focussing on the delicate issue of ‘comfort women’ in wartime.
HeeWon Lee
Infinity IV & Infinity V
Time stretches, conditions get rough at idle speed ; brutal and aerial at once.
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CYNETART Festival is an event by Trans Media Academie Hellerau e.V. in cooperation with HELLERAU – European Center for the Arts Dresden.
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