Live from the Surface of the Moon is an audiovisual performance, where a mix of old, analogue lo-fi techniques deriving from visual arts and theatre (painting, use of mirrors, mirror, mini-stage, objects, lo-fi theatre lightning, analogue sound recordings) with contemporary live technologies (live camera, VJ tools, live video mix, midi for sound and image) is employed. The result is an organic, surrealistic and humorous journey through space and time. A live broadcast from the moon and the outer space around it.
Ilia Mayer creates dark and spooky sonic landscapes in real time, manufacturing distorted cacophonies from extraterrestrial worlds, samplers of unknown origin and proper electronic composition with the rhythm of a drum machine.
Karla Kracht transports us to the outer space, the Moon and its dark side, black holes… Using small, hand-painted sets of the moon’s surface as the scenery for this animation, Miniature paper characters surprise us with their unpredictable adventures. All this happens in real time, mixing stop-motion techniques, model constructions and light design with a videocamera and live cinema software.