DEEP SPACE VERSION
The Deep Space 8K version features bird songs from Austria and Japan—reflecting the unique relationship of these two cultures at Ars Electronica. Inspired by the thousand-cranes story, it evolves into a million birds and drones that address the complex relationship of machine, human and animal through multi-dimensional sound, video, and origami-based designs.
Audiences are engaged by attempting to mimic bird songs and participate as a group with male to female vocalizations. The collective behavior influences the flocking, images and sound—all working in real time. The interaction produces three different dimensions or scenarios: looking at what birds find interesting—worms, seeds and nests; influencing the flocking; and witnessing how the birds and drones see us—in collective gatherings such as demonstrations and celebrations.
ABOUT DEEP SPACE 8K
A 16 by 9 meters wall and 16 by 9 meters floor projection, laser tracking and 3-D animations were the specialities of the Deep Space since 2009. An all-out upgrade of the venue’s technical infrastructure of the Deep Space will enable audiences to enjoy projections at 8K resolution and thus worlds of imagery at a never-before-achieved level of quality.