Tinderdust: The Ether is a futuristic exploration of music, art, and technology. It discloses hybrid worlds that arise through this correlation, and showcases how technology manifests an exit into multiple streams of realities existing within our own. Tinderdust: The Ether facilitates the transition into hidden pathways, where digital spheres awaken new truths of existence.
The evening will consist of live music performances utilising holographic technology, augmented reality, projection mapping, and light sculptures. This will be supplemented by interactive art installations exploring the themes of Tinderdust: The Ether.
Dianne Harris- Munay Ki and Kemal & the Spinning Cosmos (March 8th only)
Dianne Harris transitions audiences into a visionary world of rites, music, and performance in her pieces, Kemal & the Spinning Cosmos and Munay Ki. Kemal & the Spinning Cosmos evokes multidimensional universal concepts of the spinning cosmos and connection to the source of life through the ceremony of whirling. Munay Ki explores the connection and manifestation of power and energy from the Earth, the elements, the cosmos, and the invisible realms existing within our ether. Combining forefront holographic technology with dance and live instrumentation, Dianne Harris’s holographic theatre conjures ethereal spheres transitioning into altered states of consciousness.
Polyop (March 9th only)
Polyop are a live electronic music act. Their performance, set in an alternate reality called The Polyhedral Plane, follows a giant shape-shifting demigod through the universe where he comes across a tribe of nomadic aliens who are harvesting a potent psychoactive crystal from a nearby asteroid field. Taking influence from electro, breakbeat, techno and early rave, their music and visuals are performed live on hardware and their custom open source software, Hedron.
Creator of the award winning Holo-Gauze, Holotronica transforms electronic music into 3D virtual soundscapes utilising cutting-edge holographic technology. Holotronica's performance uses immersive technology to materialise a multitude of different realities onto the space around us. Audiences are taken on a stimulating trip into a whirlwind of 3D hallucinations, as the music unfolds.
Tinderdust will unleash a holographic live music performance that unfolds as a digital dreamscape. Their performance delves into the subconscious, surrealism, and the avant-garde, and is a testament of how the mind can be visually awoken by sound, and led to futuristic, alternate realities. Exploring different states of existence; real, imaginative, and augmented, Tinderdust transforms the creatures and microcosms that exists within each song into an augmented dreamscape, opening a portal into a mystifying phantasmagoria.
BlackMoon1348 are a Tibetan influenced electronic act. In collaboration with projection and visual mappers Fehérvári Gábor and DIZQO, they will be creating a live mandala of esoteric knowledge; shifting through the realities of death, and exploring limitations of existence and rebirth through a sonic, visual ritual of multidimensional awareness.
The stage will be transformed into a mountain peak within the Himalayas, an ice sculpture from shards of mirrors representing the ice crystal formations buried deep within the Himalayan mountains. Audiences will transition into The Ether, through this shift in time.
Amalgamating digital projection mapping with traditional Tibetan instruments and chants, BlackMoon1348 leads audiences on a passage into the bardos of Tibetan culture.
Oliver Gingrich - Aura
This real-time, interactive holographic installation reacts to users' perception: Changing its colour and form depending on viewers' attention and focus. The piece reflects on the ever changing duality between objet d'art and audience. Aura was created with ANALEMA GROUP and last presented at Kinetica Museum, V&A Digital Futures and shortlisted for the Focus Inside Award.
Blair Zaye - Imago Dei
Blair Zaye’s multimedia, immersive piece utilises reverberation and visuals to create a liminal space for the viewer to walk into, get lost in, and transcend. It stirs feelings of the ominous and of awe, of the ephemeral, the metaphysical and the immaterial, the unknown and unnerving imminence, the omnipresent, the omnipotent, suggesting the possibility of a new paradigm shift and ascension to higher consciousness. Once the audience leave, they walk away in contemplation of the world they’ve stepped back into and begin to question their own reality.
Fehérvári Gábor – Ephemeris
Gabor creates interactive projection mapping pieces which allows audiences to witness themselves transformed into digital beings existing on different planes. Ephemeris use real-time projection mapping technology, allowing audiences to interact with the pieces, and exist in different forms, as two separate entities in the same time and space.
Tinderdust: The Ether is part of Ugly Duck Gallery's Creative Season: In Transition. It will be performed on 8th and 9th March.
In partnership with Holo-Gauze