Lillevan på Atelier Nord

12. – 26. May, 2011

In our program of events exploring Live Video, Atelier Nord has invited the artist Lillevan to a two-week residency at Atelier Nord. On the 20-22nd May he presented his work in an artist presentation and a two-day workshop in the Atelier Nord Project Room. He elaborated on his creative process, collaborative methods and demonstrated different live video tools and software.

Lillevan is an animation, video and media artist whose work spans several spheres of interdisciplinary practice, from moving imagery, live video to animation and real time graphics. He was a founding member of the Berlin based audiovisual group Rechenzentrum (1997–2008). Rechenzentrum’s performances and DVD releases, as well as Lillevan’s collaborations and solo works, have been acclaimed by critics and audiences alike, taking visual music, animation, bricolage and film manipulation to new levels.
Lillevan has been performing and releasing work for over 15 years. His work is often described as an exploration of the history of cinema, searching for new relationships between viewer and screen, between reality and the projected image.
Lillevan has introduced innovative approaches to the genre, combining new and old technologies, creating installations and projection techniques, always focusing on taking film in experimental directions. Often performances are combined with lectures, talks and workshops.

Recent work explores the relationships between the history of light, evolution of the eye and cinematic development, and questions the archeology of media, studies of perception, and history of technical visualization.
Lillevan has worked with an array of acclaimed artists from other genres such as music – both club culture and classical -, dance, theatre and opera.

While at Atelier Nord, Lillevan will work on the video modules for “NomiSongs”, and opera by Olga Neuwirth to be performed at Opera Garnier, Paris (October 2011). He will also finalize a new DVD by Lillevan & Christian Fennesz, and prepare world premiere of “Deadbeat”, a new show for Mutek Festival in Montreal, June 2011.

For background on Lillevan’s artistic work see

video still | Lillevan, Mahler