Workshop 3 – The Bauhaus Centenary: A TouchDesigner Homage
“The early Bauhaus masters would have loved TouchDesigner,” says Stefan Kraus, the audiovisual performance and installation artist known as MXZEHN. In this 3-day extensive, Kraus will introduce participants to the powerful visual development platform and present best practices for its use it in media installations, video projections, and live performances – that would make Klee and Kandinsky proud.
In this workshop you will learn:
▸ Projection mapping with Kantan Mapper and CamSchnappr
▸ Controlling LED strips with Artnet using replicators and clones
▸ Animation Editor and TimerCHOP to animate and trigger
▸ Remote control with MIDI, OSC, Artnet
▸ Using NDI with TouchDesigner
▸ Building transitions and animations with texture3D Top
▸ Building simple UIs
▸ How to output to multiple displays and avoid tearing
▸ And a lot more!
▸ Laptop with a 3-button mouse
▸ The latest release of TouchDesigner 099 installed, keyed and tested
▸ Participants are welcome to bring their own MIDI devices
The work of Berlin-based VJ artist and director Stefan Kraus explores the fusion of media, space and performance. Emerging out of East Germany’s vivid electronic music scene, his work soon moved beyond the experimental club environment and into the world of art exhibitions, media festivals and theater performances across Europe. MXZEHN visuals are not a collage of prefabricated loops but the live performance of a – custom built – generative visual instrument. Parallel to his artistic career Stefan has been teaching interaction design at the Bauhaus-University in Weimar where he co-founded the Genius Loci Weimar festival, an annual competition for architectural projection mapping. Today Stefan is more than ever driven by the idea of the “Gesamtkunstwerk” – an artistic vision that completely immerses the audience.
The workshop program was produced in collaboration with CreativeApplications.Netregister