[Game simulation and live soundtrack]
META (AV performance - game simulation and live soundtrack)
CLON + NWRMNTC (UK)
Approx. Duration: 35 mins
META is an immersive audio-visual journey into future and unknown worlds, performed live as a game simulation with a live soundtrack.
Inspired by sci-fi narratives and cyberpunk aesthetics, the show invites the audience to explore fictional scenarios depicting interconnected utopian and dystopian worlds. The performance is presented as a view in first person, allowing the public to feel totally immersed in the simulated game and its narrative, like a transient traveler of the virtual space.
During the show, CLON conducts a live journey through a speculative world composed of 5 scenes created using video game tools and techniques. Elements from the physical realm derive into a computer simulated world which exists outside our current systems and rites, blurring the perception of reality. In parallel, the soundtrack is composed and scored live by NWRMNTC featuring cinematic atmospheres with dark ambiences, tribal rhythms and digitally processed voices, which create a mystic palette of imaginary worlds.
META is a new collaborative project born during a residency in Iceland and developed by the artists in London:
MIRA Festival, Barcelona (ES) - 2019
She Makes Noise, La Casa Encendida, Madrid (ES) - 2019
Mutek AR Buenos Aire (AR) 2019
Amplify, Espacio Fundacion Telefonica, Lima (PE) 2019
Immersiva, Centro de Cultura Digital, Mexico DF (MX) 2019
Mutek Montreal (Canada) 2019
Sonar Hong Kong, Hong Hong (China) 2019
Mirage Festiva, Lyon (France) 2019
Keroxen Festival, Tenerife (Spain) 2018
CLON is Estela Oliva’s hybrid art project, in which she explores science fiction and speculative scenarios, using new media to blend virtual and physical worlds. Estela works as a digital artist and curator and has exhibited and collaborated internationally including Somerset House (London), Barbican Centre (London), Art Night (London), Espacio Fundacion Telefonica (Peru), Mobile World Centre (Barcelona), Ars Electronica (Linz) and Mutek (Montreal).
NWRMNTC is the solo project of musician and sound designer Ana Quiroga. She was half of the duo LCC who released two albums on Editions Mego, scored several soundtracks and performed at Barbican London, Berlin Atonal, Sónar, LEV and Mutek Mx, among others. Now as NWRMNTC (pronounced as /new romantic/) , Ana explores new ways of music storytelling and multimedia practices through mystic and experimental cinematic soundscapes which navigate between dark techno and ambient sounds. NWRMNTC has performed at Somerset House Studios, Art Night London, NTS Radio and Corsica Studios.
META is a project by CLON + NWRMNTC
Concept, design and creative direction: Estela Oliva (CLON)
Music and sound design: Ana Quiroga (NWRMNTC)
Built in Unity3D
With additional support by
Technical support: Andrew Crowe (MetaObjects)
3D Design: Aitana Basquiat, Aser Perez