World Wide Ensemble

"World Wide Ensemble" (2007) is a generated image work by Antoine Schmitt. It was co-developed at V2_lab and shown in the DEAF07 exhibition.

World Wide Ensemble

World Wide Ensemble

In World Wide Ensemble an endless landscape of frenetic audio and visual automatas, all entangled in one another, slowly scrolls before the eyes of the viewer, through a window cut in the wall. The trackball, situated on the side of the window, allows the visitor to change the direction of the movement, to explore other parts of this "planet seen from a satellite's window".

---

World Wide Ensemble, by the French software artist Antoine Schmitt, is an abstract, programmed landscape of visual elements and sound. The visual elements, white, and gray on a black background) move quickly up and down or back and forth or make continual quarter turns against a black background. They are a kind of small automata, each with its own simple behavior. Sometimes they seem to join together to form a motor, an electrical diagram, or a rudimentary blueprint for a machine. They move past slowly as the viewer watches through a hole in the wall, as if looking out on the universe through the porthole of a spaceship. The only interaction between the viewer and the work takes place by means of a trackball he or she can use to navigate and investigate other parts of the landscape. Because the relationship between image and sound is not completely synchronous, and the consequences of the interaction are not processed immediately, a certain tension arises, allowing the user to form thoughts on the generative aspects of the work. We can read its elements as actors that make up a world and move together against their endless black background.

 

World Wide Ensemble by Antoine Schmitt (DEAF07) from V2_ on Vimeo.

Document Actions
Mailinglist: Subscribe to the English or Dutch version.

Follow usfacebook_16.png twitter_16.png youtube_16.png Favicon Vimeo googleplus
Related Items
Soft(n)

"Soft(n)" (2007) by Thecla Schiphorst is an interactive installation using soft networked objects. ...

Lowest Resolution

"Lowest Resolution" is a video work by Zhang Peilli.

The World Ensemble

The World Ensemble is an interactive installation with audiovisual automata. The viewer can ...

Surrounded

"Surrounded" is a video installation by Yang Zhenzhong. It was shown in the exhibition of DEAF07.

Max Moswitzer

Max Moswitzer (AT) is an artist, specialized in 3D simulations and server design.

unDEAF_Exposed Apr 15, 2007 02:30 PM

'unDEAF_Exposed' was the closing sunday event of the DEAF07 satellite project unDEAF.

DEAF07 – Interact or Die! Booklet

Programme guide for the 2007 Dutch Electronic Art Festival.

Morphing Machinery

"Morphing Machinery" (2007) is an interactive installation by Graham Smith. It was shown at the ...

TodaysArt Apr 13, 2007 10:00 PM

Music programme curated by TodaysArt, as part of DEAF07.

Marching Plague

"Marching Plague" (2006) is a short film by the Critical Arts Ensemble.

POW Ensemble

POW Ensemble is a contemporary chamber ensemble.

God's Browser

Generative interactive installation (2010) by Geert Mul (NL). [Work distributed by V2_Agency]

Sound Installations

Project descriptions by Arie Altena from "Interact or Die!" (2007).

Zachary Lieberman

Zachary Lieberman (US) is an artist, engineer and educator.

Book launch The Chinese Dream Apr 11, 2007 05:45 PM

Book launch at DEAF07 of The Chinese Dream by Neville Mars.

Common Grounds

"Common Grounds" is a project of Workspace Unlimited (Thomas Soetens and Kora van Bulcke), who ...

more ...
 
Personal tools
Log in