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Frieder Weiss

Frieder Weiss

Video Designer

Frieder Weiss  is a Berlin based video and installation artist and expert in real-time computing and interactive computer systems in performance art.

He is the creator of video motion sensing software especially designed for use with dance, music and computer art.

Inspired by his collaboration with Australian dancer Emily Fernandez, he developed an aesthetic which tightly integrates visual media with the moving body.

He created the video projections and interactive technologies for Chunky Move’s works Glow and Mortal Engine. For Glow he received a Green Room Award for Design in Dance; Mortal Engine was awarded the 2008 Live Performance Australia Helpmann Award for Best Visual or Physical Theatre Production. The real-time projection work with dance has developed into an approach which uses video as a live medium, tightly integrated with set design and choreography.

For Tristan and Isolde all the projections are rendered live with stimulus from set, movement and voice.


Career Highlights

Other credits include: music videos (Kylie Minogue); TV productions, work with circus acrobats (Moscow State Circus and Dummy Lab, Berlin); and opera productions for Long Beach Opera, Opera Bonn, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Stanislavski Musiktheater, Moscow, and Garayev-Festival, Baku.

Last updated: 14th June 2016