Exhibition: Immersive Lab

During a weekend, HeK and ICST present works that were developed for the interactive sound and video environment Immersive Lab as part of an artist residency and a workshop. Visitors have the opportunity to interact with the installation.


13.04.2019 - 14.04.2019

Admission: included in the HeK admission fee

Links: http://immersivelab.zhdk.ch/

The Immersive Lab - developed by Daniel Bisig and Jan Schacher - is a unique sound and video space; in a ring-shaped arrangement it presents digital media produced in real time in a panorama projection with surround sound. The entire surface of the installation is touch-sensitive and allows visitors to interact and influence the content. The Immersive Lab has been further developed by the Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology (ICST) of the Zurich University of the Arts for several years as a platform for the realisation and presentation of artistic works.

HeK presents works that were previously created on site during an artist residency and a workshop. Visitors are invited to immerse themselves in the unique media world and become part of the Immersive Lab's unusual spatial, interactive and collaborative environment. It is only through the interaction of the audience that the work unfolds its full potential.

Special attention will be paid to the project coexistence, which the two artists Nadine Cocina and Ramona Sprenger realized during the residence at HeK.

The interactive installation coexistence deals with the meaning, perception and relevance of physical and digital spaces whose definition and accessibility have drastically changed with the Internet. In the Immersive Lab, the two artists create and simulate different spaces and give visitors the opportunity to create new contexts through their overlapping and juxtaposition.

On Saturday, 13.04.2019, the participants of BitFabrik will create works for the Immersive Lab between 1pm and 4pm. As part of the programming club for children and teenagers – a new HeK format – the kids will develop their own ideas for the interactive setting and experiment with sound and video.

Afterwards, the exhibition will open at 4pm with an aperitif.

The exhibition can be visited on Sunday during the regular opening hours 12pm-6pm.


The project is supported by: