That was the Spot On MozART Project Presentation 2021
© Christian Schneider
Regula Mühlemann, Thaddaeus Ropac, Gerfried Stocker and many, many more: On July 28 and 29, 2021, all those interested had the opportunity to gain insights into works that are being created or have already been created as part of Spot On MozART in a comprehensive project presentation with exhibition at Mirabellplatz 1. Screenings of the short films #beautiful by Hannes M. Schalle and Nachts by Claudia Lehmann and Konrad Hempel were shown, as well as a trailer for a fulldome project conceived in cooperation with the University of Applied Arts Vienna. In the backstage area of the Max Schlereth Hall, visitors were able to move through magical light architectures to a live performance of Mozart's KV15, performed live by media artist Conny Zenk under the title scanning dimensions: "Using fog projection, repetitions, references and superimpositions become visible. At the same time, the projection in space plays with sensual perception, as the projected light beams directly hit the bodies of the viewers. It is an ephemeral, hardly tangible, but perceptible light architecture that has a very different effect on the audience," says Conny Zenk. The gallery Das Zimmer, meanwhile, became the premiere stage for a very special production: using VR glasses, visitors were transported to Hangar-7 in the film VR MozART, where filmmaker Michael Gebendorfer (Beyond Frames) had the aria "Geme la tortorella" (KV 196) produced as a 360° video together with the Swiss opera singer Regula Mühlemann and a small student orchestra from the Mozarteum University conducted by Gernot Sahler. "As a place of movement and encounter, Hangar-7 enabled the transformation of Mozart's music from classical Salzburg into the 21st century. The contrast in particular offers a visual approach to reinterpreting the music," says Michael Gebendorfer. The visitors themselves became conductors at the interactive music experience Mozart Contained! by Anna-Sophie Ofner in the Small Studio. Four light sculptures represented the four voices of the Dissonances Quartet (KV 465), which was recorded by the renowned Hagen Quartet. By approaching the sculptures, soundtracks were activated in each case, making the individual voices of the quartet sound. First glimpses of projects in the making were shown on exhibition boards in project posters, paintings, sketches, drawings and photos, including the films Idyll by Fanny Rösch, Ein weites Feld by Sophie Thammer and Lost in Dimensions by Róza Radnóti, as well as the projects Die Farben von Salzburg (The Colors of Salzburg) by Alrun Pacher and Culturall Hotspots by Andreas Bernhofer, Michaela Schwarzbauer and Elisabeth Wieland. A scrapbook showing the creation of the individual projects can be requested at any time as a PDF or print version at firstname.lastname@example.org.