summaery2016: Projects

Ideasthesia experiments in immersive environments

Project information

submitted by

Mindaugas Gapsevicius


Jānis Garančs


Prof. Ursula Damm

Faculty / Section:
Art and Design

Degree programme:
Media Art and Design -Study programme Media Art und Design (MAD) (english) (Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.))

Type of project presentation

– Other –


Summer semester 2016

Exhibition Location / Event Location
  • Bauhausstraße 9a - Digital Bauhaus Lab

Project description online

The workshop (as part of ERASMUS faculty visiting program) will, hopefully, collaboratively produce a networked, interactive environment, exploring how a concept of "Ideasthesia" (see D. Nikolić and others) could be represented in immersive audio-visual space. The participants are invited to bring their own "module" (e.g. software piece or artistic object) - that could send/receive data or message to/from other "modules"- via popular data exchange protocols like MIDI, OSC, WebSockets (eg. via Node.js) or try to develop such an interface, by "extending" an existing artwork. Also, possibly (not mandatory) we could use real-time audio analysis, video/motion/gesture tracking at the studio, or trigger effects on your produced video loops via VJ software. Additional hardware components (besides computers) could include USB game controllers, Kinect Sensor, MIDI controlled video mixer, Arduino modules - that hopefully will establish several hybrid "feedback loops", "metaphysical echoes" and "mirror worlds" in Augmented or Virtual Reality.

Brief Biography:

Jānis Garančs is multi-media artist, who initially studied painting in Latvian Academy of Arts, and continued with video and computer art in Royal University of Fine Arts in Stockholm, and in 2003 Received Diploma in Audiovisual Media from KHM (Academy of Media Arts, Cologne). Since that time he mostly works with immersive installations (as solo and collaborative projects), using stereoscopic projection, multi-channel sound -

Exhibition Location / Event Location


15.07.2016 19:00 – 15.07.2016 20:30

Introduction to the workshop

Introduction to Ideasthesia workshop

16.07.2016 09:15 – 16.07.2016 12:30


Ideasthesia Workshop

16.07.2016 19:00 – 16.07.2016 20:30

Workshop presentation

Ideasthesia workshop presentation