A digital construct, as beautiful as a mirror ball, rushes into the viewer´s eye. It jumps back violently and begins again with a new start. Accompanied by modified percussion sounds and computer-supported electronics, it continues tirelessly on its repetitive collision course with the viewers´ senses. Like a meteorite shower manipulated by an invisible hand, collider2 plumbs the depths of the virtual space and its dynamics. A cosmos is measured and contorted with lines and letters, and - in a state of constant transformation - spits out a ringing geometric landscape. collider2 seems controlled by contemplation and aggression. In black and white shadows, the abstract, reduced matrix occupies a space where science fiction, art, and science say "good night".

The visual helmsman for collider2 is Didi Bruckmayr, well known for his extreme performances with the bands "Fuckhead" and "Wipeout". He is flanked by the audio pilots Werner Dafeldecker and Burkhart Stangl. The 3D-multimedia project, which was conceived as the live event Count the Stars in the context of the festival for new music "Wien Modern", can, in this respect, be specified through a clash of disciplines: live, on-site, the trio feeds its computer with data, which in the course of the performance fuse together according to random and systematic rules. The compo-sition is based on the audio and visual analysis of cosmic material, such as stars and black holes and the electromagnetic rays they emit. Here, the inspiration "outer space" represents a borderless, hierarchically equal interaction of music and image.

(Petra Erdmann)
Translation: Lisa Rosenblatt

Orig. Title
4 min 30 sec
Didi Bruckmayr
Orig. Language
no dialogue
collider2 (Image)
Didi Bruckmayr
Werner Dafeldecker, Burkhard Stangl
Available Formats
Betacam SP (Distribution Copy)
Sound Format
Dolby stereo
Frame Rate
25 fps
Festivals (Selection)
Viennale - Vienna Int. Film Festival
Edinburgh - Kill your timid notion
Graz - Diagonale, Festival des österreichischen Films
Paris - Némo Festival
Linz - Crossing Europe Film Festival
Seoul - EXis (Experimental Film- & Videofestival)
Utrecht - Impakt Festival
Utrecht - Holland Animation Film Festival