ROTOЯ [SONIC BODY]

kinetic audio-video-light-sculpture _ live-performance / installation _ 2020

ROTOЯ confronts the fundamental categories of movement, time, and space …  (Shilla Strelka)

With ROTOЯ, Peter Kutin (concept, composition, live electrionics) collaborates with Patrik Lechner (live-videoprojections) and Mathias Lenz (mechatronics) for this kinetic Audio-Video-Light-Sculpture live-performance. Following the basic parameters of Kutin’s kinetic object TORSO#1 from 2018, ROTOЯ applies an even more intense acceleration onto the media-branches sound, image, light and object. It reaches stages where the rotating sound-sculpture transcendes into a hologram alike sonic-body, a kinetic-performer that is passing and morphing through unpredictable heterochronic states by establishing a beguiling complex multimedial-polyrhythm.

the sculpture fans out into geometric forms, bunches into images of a diffused reality. Due to the constant acceleration, it’s no longer possible to perceive the movement in detail, but instead, lines, colors, surfaces, and sounds rush past us. 
In the cyclical movement, image and sound conspire and work towards a dizzying and unreal three-dimensionality, a play of visibility and invisibility, actuality and virtuality, visual abstraction and acoustic affect. (Shilla Strelka)

 

SO far ROTOЯ was / will be performed at

* UT Connewitz / Leipzig (2021) 
* Crossroads Festival / Mozarteum – Salzburg (2021) 
* Heart of noise Festival / Innsbruck (2021) 
* Filmfestival Santiago de Compostella (2021)
* Impulstanz Festival / Vienna (2021) 
* Spider – Festival of radical Bodies / Ljubljana (2021)
* VIS Filmfestival / Vienna (2021) 
* Mind over Matter – Exhibition / Dresden-Contemporary (2021) 
* Ann Arbor Film Festival / U.S.A (2020)
* Kunstraum Kesselhaus Bamberg / FK:K IV Festival (2020) 
* Sonica-Festival / Ljubljana (2020)
* Musikprotokoll / Steirischer Herbst, Graz (2020)
* Mutek Montreal / SAT FullDome  (2020)

Further dates TBA.

A cinematic version (14 minutes, HD, 5.1 sound) is distributed by Sixpack-Film. The project has been kindly supported by the Vienna’s cultural department / MA7 Musik.
Images © by Peter Mayr / Martin Gross