Digital Arts Festival

Thursday 07, Friday 08, Saturday 09

Robert Lippok and Lucas Gutierrez present Non-Face


Non-manifold geometries describe “fake-objects”—items that may look realistic, but cannot exist in the physical world. They develop their sensual plausibility in the digital world. One famous example is the Penrose-triangle: its three beams appear to be at right angles to each other, and yet they are connected to form a triangle. In 3D animation, search objects regularly surface through so-called mesh-mistakes. 

For their first joint Fulldome-piece, sound artist Robert Lippok and digital artist Lucas Gutierrez produce different dimensionalities and create new topological relations. This might not be the inside of the impossible objects, but it wants to render the sonic and visual boundaries of a tangible three-dimensional space. To this end, the composition uses simulated reflections in physical and virtual spaces. Various methods of traditional instrument building are used to transcribe the virtual geometries into musical patterns which weave sequences of notes and real-time emulation of different sound sources into multi-layered textures.

“Non-Face” is part of the “The New Infinity” programme, co-produced with Berliner Festspiele / Immersion and the Hamburg Planetarium for the MIRA Dome by adidas Originals.