Nexus, from the Latin verb nectere, which means “to bind”, is a short multimedia interactive performance which aims at delivering a message by connecting the audience with the performance, to the point that they become part of each other.
Nexus came to life from the founding idea that when multiple people with different backgrounds come together, more complex and interdisciplinary results can be achieved compared to if they worked independently. The required exchange of information and knowledge within individuals brings new perspectives and a deeper awareness of what surrounds humankind.
This project wants to be an experience to encourage people to abandon the comfort zone by merging goals to create something new and a chance to grow a stronger reciprocal sensibility and respect, trusting others, and facing the danger of giving up control.
The viewers can actively participate in the performance through eight small self-made wooden platforms, as each can trigger different parameters of the visuals and the music. The performance offers a challenge to the audience, a goal which can only be reached during a “sweet spot”. The latter is achieved through the collaboration of the platforms and therefore of the people interacting with them.
The set-up includes projections on the two upper facades of the Salzburg University of Applied Science's main entrance, a quadrophonic sound system and the platforms in the front area of the building. The duration is between 20 and 45 minutes.
Lead, production, idea & and concept, art direction, interaction implementation, sound design
Concept, hardware & and interaction implementation, electrical engineering, sound design, production assistance
Concept, visual concept, graphic design concept
Concept, visual animation
Concept, visual animation
Concept, software development
NOEMI TOMÀS LÄSSER
MICHAEL PAUL THELONIOUS HAMEL
RENARO MENDES NUNES
Martin Löcker, Marius Schebella, Hartwig Reiter & Facility Technicians, Till Fuhrmeister, Sebastian Drack, Patrik Lechner, Viktoria Schneider-Kirjuchina, Wolfgang Kristmann, Florian Jindra, Martin Ortner, Sandra Lagler, MMA Office, Wolfgang Eibl, Antonio Pandza, Lorenz Gonsa, Tim Niedermeier- Schindler, Anna-Sophie Wehmeyer, Tobias Türk, Lukas Pattermann, Martin Hatler, Ahmed Issa, Paola Gori, Caterina Gori, Carlo Visca, Julia Borrell Pozo, Julian Kenji Bertschler, Tristan Neuberger, Sebastian Julius Jungwirth, Gerhard Jöchtl, Dominik Engel, Hermann Rauchenschwandtner, Roald Steiner, Michael Klein, Felix Maringer, FH Salzburg, FS1 Community TV, Kobe.