In 2013 Cocky Eek created Sphærae // an inflatable multi-dome pavilion created for immersive and syneasthetic experiences.
She consists of five semi-transparent bubbles of different sizes, which together form a multi-dome construction. A small ventilator transforms air into a building material that forces her delicate membrane into shape. The surface becomes a carrier of immersive experiences with tailor-made works that follow the topology of the spherical architecture.

The Pavilion has traveled through renowned festivals as Kunstvlaai A.P.I. (NL), Ars Elctronica (AUT), TodaysArt (NL), GOGBOT (NL), AxS (USA) and iii (NL). During these festivals multi-media artists/scientists/composers performed challenging 360° compositions in the domes. The single membrane space can touch down on uncharted territories making temporary ecosystems with fragile and complex atmospheric conditions as an instrument to explore the phenomena of light, sound and movement.

Sphaerae hosted with great honour many dazzling, immersive live performed works from so many wonderfull people, still resonating.

Sphaerae's performing Artists:

William Basinski (US), Richard Chartier (US), Valekriy (NL), Evelina Domnitch & Dmitry Gelfand, (BY/NL), Francisco López (NL/SP), Raphael Vanoli (NL), Nenad Popov (NL), Erfan Abdi (NL), Barbara Ellison (NL), Paul Prudence (UK), O.M.F.O.(NL). Martijn van Boven (NL), Eduard Haiman, Michael Holub, Ingrid Lee (USA/CN), V4W.ENKO & Vadim Smakhtin(RU/UA), Bas van Koolwijk (NL), Robert Curgenven (AUS), Robin Koek (NL), Micha Daams & Philip Vermeulen (NL), Matthijs Munnik (NL), Eric Parren (US), Matteo Marangoni, (IT) Yolanda Uriz (ES), Lola Bezemer (NL), Mike Rijnierse & Rob Bothof (NL), Joris Strijbos & Yamila Rios (NL), Dieter Vandoren & Mariska de Groot (NL) (BE/NL) Arthur I. Miller (US), Chris Duncan (US), Jeff Cain (US), Mattia Casalegno (US), Intimatchine (US), Lucky Dragons (US), Mike Harding/Touch (US), Yann Novak (US), Steve Roden (US), Jet Smits (US), Julie Tolentino (US) and Virons (US)

partners:
- Synergetica Lab www.synergeticalab.com
- ArtScience Interfaculty: www.interfaculty.nl

supported by:
- Het Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst
- Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie

website: www.sphaerea.net

the Los Angelas Times about Sphaerae: - 22 sept 2014
"Even empty, Sphaerae's an interesting experience, because its such an unique opject. The design of it lends itself to unusual optical effects. It's really something to see." Deborah Vankin

In 2013 Cocky Eek created Sphærae // an inflatable multi-dome pavilion created for immersive and syneasthetic experiences.
She consists of five semi-transparent bubbles of different sizes, which together form a multi-dome construction. A small ventilator transforms air into a building material that forces her delicate membrane into shape. The surface becomes a carrier of immersive experiences with tailor-made works that follow the topology of the spherical architecture.

The Pavilion has traveled through renowned festivals as Kunstvlaai A.P.I. (NL), Ars Elctronica (AUT), TodaysArt (NL), GOGBOT (NL), AxS (USA) and iii (NL). During these festivals multi-media artists/scientists/composers performed challenging 360° compositions in the domes. The single membrane space can touch down on uncharted territories making temporary ecosystems with fragile and complex atmospheric conditions as an instrument to explore the phenomena of light, sound and movement.

Sphaerae hosted with great honour many dazzling, immersive live performed works from so many wonderfull people, still resonating.

Sphaerae's performing Artists:

William Basinski (US), Richard Chartier (US), Valekriy (NL), Evelina Domnitch & Dmitry Gelfand, (BY/NL), Francisco López (NL/SP), Raphael Vanoli (NL), Nenad Popov (NL), Erfan Abdi (NL), Barbara Ellison (NL), Paul Prudence (UK), O.M.F.O.(NL). Martijn van Boven (NL), Eduard Haiman, Michael Holub, Ingrid Lee (USA/CN), V4W.ENKO & Vadim Smakhtin(RU/UA), Bas van Koolwijk (NL), Robert Curgenven (AUS), Robin Koek (NL), Micha Daams & Philip Vermeulen (NL), Matthijs Munnik (NL), Eric Parren (US), Matteo Marangoni, (IT) Yolanda Uriz (ES), Lola Bezemer (NL), Mike Rijnierse & Rob Bothof (NL), Joris Strijbos & Yamila Rios (NL), Dieter Vandoren & Mariska de Groot (NL) (BE/NL) Arthur I. Miller (US), Chris Duncan (US), Jeff Cain (US), Mattia Casalegno (US), Intimatchine (US), Lucky Dragons (US), Mike Harding/Touch (US), Yann Novak (US), Steve Roden (US), Jet Smits (US), Julie Tolentino (US) and Virons (US)

partners:
- Synergetica Lab www.synergeticalab.com
- ArtScience Interfaculty: www.interfaculty.nl

supported by:
- Het Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst
- Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie

website: www.sphaerea.net

the Los Angelas Times about Sphaerae: - 22 sept 2014
"Even empty, Sphaerae's an interesting experience, because its such an unique opject. The design of it lends itself to unusual optical effects. It's really something to see." Deborah Vankin

 
 
 
 
 
 
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