KNAL! 360° Videos: Actress & Actual Objects / Joanie Lemercier / Fatima Al Qadiri & Transforma / Victor De Roo & Lewi Moors
Exclusive screening of immersive dome films by world-renowned names in electronic music and media art, alongside a new 360° creation by Het Depot resident Victor De Roo in collaboration with Lewi Moors.
- Location: The Dome, Martelarenplein, Leuven
- All performances use 360° projection and surround sound. Watch out for flashing images and loud music. We will provide earplugs at the reception in the small dome.
- Latecomers cannot enter once the concert has started. Be on time.
- It’s strictly forbidden to take pictures or make videos during the performances. Turn off your mobile phone or put it in airplane mode.
- Hungry or thirsty? Drop by one of the many bars or restaurants at the Martelarenplein.
- Waiting list sold out shows: Extra tickets might be made available once the festival has started, depending on the specific setup of the venue. Keep an eye on our website and socials. You can also try the evening waiting list: register at the reception of the dome at 7pm. No guarantee, but worth the try.
- A Covid Safe Ticket (CST) and valid ID are required to access the BANG! Dome and the BANG! Planetarium Music Festival. Find out more about the CST. Everybody aged 10 and older is required to wear a face mask at all time.
- Questions? Mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Each day, KNAL! brings a selection of immersive dome films made by world-renowned names in electronic music and media art. The program features a new collaboration between British electronic musician Actress and Los Angeles based video studio Actual Objects, alongside works by Joanie Lemercier and Fatima Al Qadiri & Transforma. Furthermore, KNAL! presents a brand new audiovisual creation by Het Depot resident Victor De Roo in collaboration with Lewi Moors.
Actress & Actual Objects - Grey Interiors
Joanie Lemercier - Nebulae
Fatima Al Qadiri & Transforma - Extraordinary Alien
Victor De Roo & Lewi Moors - De dag voor de dag zonder gisteren
Daily screening at 19:00 with alternating programme:
➤ 25 Nov: Actress & Actual Objects / Joanie Lemercier
➤ 26 Nov: Fatima Al Qadiri & Transforma / Victor De Roo & Lewi Moors
➤ 27 Nov: Actress & Actual Objects / Joanie Lemercier
➤ 29 Nov: Actress & Actual Objects / Joanie Lemercier
➤ 30 Nov: Fatima Al Qadiri & Transforma / Victor De Roo & Lewi Moors
➤ 1 Dec: Actress & Actual Objects / Joanie Lemercier
➤ 2 Dec: Fatima Al Qadiri & Transforma / Victor De Roo & Lewi Moors
➤ 3 Dec: Actress & Actual Objects / Joanie Lemercier
➤ 4 Dec: Fatima Al Qadiri & Transforma / Victor De Roo & Lewi Moors
Combine this with a live show (20:30 & 22:00).
Seated concert with closed doors. Don’t be late, latecomers will not be let in.
Makers: Actress & Actual Objects (2021)
Dates: 25.11, 27.11, 29.11, 1.12 en 3.12 - 19:00
British musician Darren J. Cunningham aka Actress presents together with the artist collective Actual Objects the post-industrial symphony Grey Interiors. The three-part composition presents our civilisation as an imploded space with no discernable gravitation, of which only drifting machine fragments and decaying objects are left – like quotes without reference system. Floating in a gloomy ether sauce, Grey Interiors takes us into the otherworldliness of a landscape beyond man.
➤ 360° video, 20 minutes
➤ A project by Actress & Actual Objects / Producer: Darren Cunningham / Production Supervisor: Georgios Mavrikos / Postproduction Video: Florian Meyer / Spatial Sound Mixing: Timo Bittner / A co-production of Berliner Festspiele / The New Infinity & Stiftung Planetarium Berlin
Makers: Joanie Lemercier, music by Joshua Sabin (2019)
Dates: 5.11, 27.11, 29.11, 1.12 en 3.12 - 19:00
With Nebulae, experience a unique journey into the cosmos and through time: take off from afamiliar terrestrial landscape, aiming at the stars and beyond. Explore galaxies, constellations and witness several mesmerizing cosmic events from the past. Nebulae is an audiovisual film offering an artistic interpretation of our stellar universe by Studio Joanie Lemercier.
➤ 360° video, 14 minutes
➤ Concept and visuals: Joanie Lemercier / Production: Juliette Bibasse / Software development: Sebastiano Barbieri, Nikolay Matveiev, Kyle McLean (Everyoneishappy) / Music: Joshua Sabin (by permission from Multiverse Media Publishing and Subtext Recordings) / Commissioned by MEDIAPRO & Sónar+D 2019
Makers: Fatima Al Qadiri & Transforma (2019)
Dates: 26 Nov, 30 Nov, 2 Dec & 4 Dec - 19:00
The video work Extraordinary Alien is based on the US artist visa classification: “alien with extraordinary ability”. It plays with the double meaning of the word “alien” and the notion that all outer space aliens are inherently extraordinary, from our perspective of lowly earthlings. This explains the tendency in science fiction films towards glimpses leading up to a big reveal when the alien is fully unveiled in front of the viewer. This reveal is often followed by disappointment in the alien form, one that rarely meets our extraordinary expectations. How is it that our imagination is incapable of creating a compelling alien form beyond a scant selection perpetuated by Hollywood films? In this work, Fatima Al Qadiri and Transforma use simple, everyday materials to create textures that look like planetary surfaces, galaxies and alien skins. These materials are intentionally used to emphasize the sci-fi qualities of ordinary earthly objects. The soundtrack is based on a single musical motif that is constantly repeated but never fully reveals itself, much like the alien that does not fully reveal itself.
➤ 360° video, 20 minutes
➤ Music: Fatima Al Qadiri / Video: Transforma (Luke Bennett, Baris Hasselbach, Simon Krahl) / Mixing: James Kelly / Spatialization: Koenraad Ecker
De dag voor de dag zonder gisteren
Makers: Victor De Roo & Lewi Moors (2021)
Dates: 26 Nov, 30 Nov, 2 Dec & 4 Dec - 19:00
A project by Het Depot
What existed before the Big Bang? Science offers no concrete answer: there is simply no data available. It was everything and at the same time nothing. Georges Lemaître called it "a day without yesterday", Stephen Hawking speaks of "an imaginary time".
In this audiovisual work, the Leuven artist Lewi Moors and musician Victor De Roo (Het Depot resident) present their interpretation of that time: a state of unconsciousness, in which the concepts of time and space are non-existent, like the intoxication that precedes sobering up. Not according to the rules of science, but according to those of art.
➤ 360° video, 15 minutes
➤ Production: Het Depot for KNAL! Planetarium Music Festival 2021
➤ Music: Victor De Roo / Visuals: Lewi Moors / Mix & Master: Paulo Rietjens
Part of KNAL! Planetarium Music Festival, a cosmic music festival with audiovisual concerts & films in an immersive dome at Martelarenplein with Ólafur Arnalds, William Basinski, Actress, Stockhausen, Hydrogen Sea, ...
25.11.2021 - 5.12 2021
daily screenings at 19:00 (except on Sundays)