February 8th, 2018

  • minimal
  • performance

Ali M. Demirel / Technological Minimalism

Demirel will present some of his projects since 1993 and elaborate the role of technology in his multi-disciplinary artistic creation.

About Ali M. Demirel

Born in 1972, Turkey. Studied nuclear engineering at Hacettepe University, and architecture at Middle East Technical University (METU). After receiving his degree in architecture, he worked and lectured at GISAM (Audio-Visual Research Center) of METU. Started making experimental videos in 1993, focusing on minimal imagery and structural compositions. His concepts are often driven from science and architecture. Following his collaboration with Richie Hawtin (aka Plastikman) on music videos, he started to design and perform live visual shows. Reflecting his background in physics and architecture, he has established a unique visual style with minimal electronic music. Demirel has performed live at Sonar Festival, Spain; Mutek Festival, Canada; Coachella, USA; Brixton Academy, London; ADE, Amsterdam; Dissonanze, Rome; Berlin Music Days; TimeWarp, Mannheim; Creamfields, UK; Global Gathering, UK; Detroit Electronic Music Festival; Miami Music Conference; Fuji Rock Festival, Japan; Future Music Festival, Australia; South American Music Conference, Buenos Aires; among others. His work has been presented at Guggenheim Museum, New York; Transmediale & CTM, Berlin; TodaysArt.NL; ifa Galerie, Berlin; ICA, London; [space], London; ACAW, Max Protetch Gallery, New York; Sammlung ESSL, Wien; European Media Art Festival, Osnabruck; State Museum of Fine Arts, Kyrgyzstan; Aksanat, Istanbul; Proje4L, Istanbul; International Short Film Festival, Hamburg; Festival International Cinéma Méditerranéen, Montpellier; !f Istanbul; Antalya Altinportakal Film Festival; Ankara International Film Festival; among others. Lives and works in Berlin since 2008.

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HMDMR [hamdemir] / Alchemist for performing visual arts

Performing live his last audiovisual composition »MECHANISCHE EXZENTRIK redux« [parallel version] a synthesis of point/line, surface/volume, shape, movement, sound, light and shadow. Composed for: three digital oscillators, two parallel visual axis, one video projector, two ultra-short wave transmitter, various ultra-short wave receivers and a sub bass

About HMDMR [hamdemir]

The Bauhaeusler Bahadir Hamdemir studied media design at the Bauhaus University Weimar and is nationally as well as internationally active video artist. Alongside to his studies he collected his first stage experiences as a production assistant for the ZDF TV-Show Wetten, dass…? With his thesis »MXZEHN / MX10 – phaenomenologische bewegtbildsammlung« it was clear that from now on he would be dedicated to the '25 masterpieces per second', which culminates in to the founding of the video art group MXZEHN, which last until 2015. 2005 his live video performance with a jazz band was honoured with the vj-Award (1st prize of the jury) of the 15th International Video Festival Bochum. On his first work for the theater - Anna and Ella 2003 at the Theater Basel - will followed by numerous productions for theater plays as well as for opera. Last but not least he received 2016 the Studio Prize of the Götz-Friedrich-Stiftung, Berlin. For his video work at the opera production »Der Triumph des Todes« (Director: Alexander Fahima) which is perfomed at the Kunstfest Weimar in 2015. In addition to his commitment as a alchemist for performing visual arts under the label HMDMR [hamdemir] he is the head of video department at the Deutschen Nationaltheater Weimar.

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