“FROM ORDER TO DISORDER AND BACK” – Featuring ICARUS Performance
ICARUS performance was presented at the first Arts and Science Forum of the Berlin Science Week, as part of the event “From Order to Disorder and Back”, organised in collaboration with Carsten Hucho from Paul Drude Institute of Solid State Electronics. Below you find our teaser video done at Holzmarkt 25 featuring diatoms from the area which explains and details a bit more about these organisms.
Check Paul Drude Institute website for more info on the program.
This project is developed in collaboration with the scientist Dr. Johannes W. Goessling and with the performer James Diamond. Johannes´ research resolves around the photonic properties of the glass shells of diatoms. James explores the crystal clear ice characteristics and performs with several different tools to shape ice diatom structures in real-time. We aim to raise awareness and draw attention to the ecological importance of these organisms. Diatoms are still unknown to the general public. The performance serves as a metaphor representing the impact of human intervention on fragile environments. Ice melting under environmental conditions symbolises the disappearance of art, natural resources and biodiversity if they are not properly protected.
- Technique / Materials: performance / MacBook Pro, Enttec DMXIS 70570 USB to DMX interface, 3 laser projectors Cameo LUKE 700 RGB, smoke machine, haze machine, rotating plate, acrylics, ice, carving tools.
- Software: Ableton live, DMXIS.
- Dimensions: variable
- Date: 2023
- Location: Säälchen at Holzmarkt 25, Berlin, Germany.
©Sebastian Kiener (Video)
©Johannes Zerbst (Video teaser)
©Florian Ritter (Photography)
With the support of Shuttle program from Ágora – Cultura e Desporto do Porto, E.M., S.A