Transforma

Germany

Transforma produce audiovisual performances, installations, projections for music, video clips, and have worked extensively with theatre and dance. Creating images and atmospheres which establish a connection between the material properties of their subject, abstract storytelling and a hands-on approach to production, they have developed their own language within the live visual experience. They have long standing collaborations with numerous artists, directors and musicians and have performed live and exhibited at many major festivals and venues around the world. Transforma was formed in 2001 in Berlin by Luke Bennett, Baris Hasselbach and Simon Krahl.


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Graete

2016
Audio-Visual Performance, 45’


Graete is the result of continuing investigations of pure materiality and archaic manual processes. In the performance a special apparatus, consisting of different mechanical, image and sound equipment, is used to explore prototypes of simple human tools and their application. During the performance, the differentiation between the archaic objects and the modern technological setup disappears. A stick or stone becomes recognizable as a tool, as does a camera or a spotlight. Graete is an imagined time-travel in a sequence of images. In the first image prehistoric humans sit in a cave using wooden sticks to stir a fire. In the last image a modern man analyses the same fireplace with modern machinery. The resulting video- and sound-live-stream consists of actions performed in real-time on stage.